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Abolish Performance Reviews

I have never been a fan of performance reviews. It may have been down to the way they were implemented at the places I worked however they never seemed to achieve what they were set out to do. The review would usually consist of going over the “achievements” for the past period and then setting a bunch of artificial goals for the next period. The only time these new goals were actually consulted was in the run up to the next review.

I agree with nearly all the points in the article below and it is good to see it is backed by research.

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Abolish Performance Reviews