I think we pretty much know that most people dislike performance reviews: HR hates enforcing the process and chasing down the chronic offenders who never seem to make reviews a priority (65% + or – of your managers). Managers hate writing and delivering them. The majority of employees can’t say that they experience the performance review as a helpful developmental process. You may be aware of a movement around getting rid of the performance review all together: the 1950’s have called and they want their Performance Review Process back asap!
Performance Management Blog
Written by Julie Lynch of Uncommon Consulting
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As the primary mechanism for delivering feedback, the annual performance review leaves much to be desired. I don’t know that reviews will ever be dumped, but I do know that managers, employees, leadership and HR don’t put a lot of stock in them.