You must have heard by now. Leading companies such as Adobe, Apple, Microsoft and now Accenture are again leading a new trend: dumping the use of performance ratings. Reasons vary but include manager and employee dissatisfaction with forced ranking, forced “curve”, calibration, and harmful individual competition. In place of ratings, emphasis is now (again) on the old fashioned management skill of communicating frequently with staff about performance expectations, goals, and manager ownership of pay decisions.
Be Informed with Data and Insights
Is Asia ready for this? Is this a western idea? Will it work in hierarchical cultures? Can managers give effective feedback and make the right pay decisions? What are the enablers and likely barriers of success? Take this 10 minute survey on Ending the Use of Performance Ratings in Asia. Many companies have already responded. The deadline has been extended until end of August 2015.