Abolishing Performance Appraisals: Why They Backfire and what to Do Instead

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Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2000 - Business & Economics - 338 pages
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This work challenges readers to think more profoundly about the questions surrounding the use of appraisal. The authors separate the five discrete functions of appraisal - coaching, feedback, compensation, employee development, and legal documentation - and clarify the objectives of each. They also examine - relative to each function - the underlying assumptions and each function's track record through appraisal, including any pernicious, unintended effects. Case studies of organizations using alternative approaches are presented, and from a variety of industries: manufacturing, retail, service, and education. The authors also provide practical guidance on the elimination of appraisals and the design of alternative approaches.
  

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User Review  - kageeh - LibraryThing

This book laid out in great detail the uselessness of performance appraisals. I wish all corporations would heed this book but, alas, they won't and don't. Performance appraisals are a complete waste ... Read full review

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User Review  - Don - Goodreads

Second book on this subject and about twenty articles later...I wish I had read this one first. The best so far. Presents the case and offers solutions! I was beginning to wonder if I was going to ... Read full review

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Mary Jenkins is a self-taught embroiderer and patchworker who runs courses in sampler making for the Embroiderers' Guild. She lives in Whitchurch, Cardiff, Wales.

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