Ten Stupid Things Managers Do To Screw Up Performance Appraisal

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Stupid Thing #1: Spending more time on performance appraisal than performance PLANNING, or ongoing performance communication.

Stupid Thing #2: Comparing employees with each other.

Stupid Thing #3: Forgetting appraisal is about improvement, not blame.

Stupid Thing #4: Thinking a rating form is an objective, impartial tool.

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Stupid Thing #5: Stopping performance appraisal when a person’s salary is no longer tied to the appraisals.

Stupid Thing #6: Believing they are in position to accurately assess staff.

Stupid Thing #7: Cancelling or postponing appraisal meetings.

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Stupid Thing #8: Measuring or appraising the trivial.

Stupid Thing #9: Surprising employees during appraisal.

Stupid Thing #10: Thinking all employees and all jobs should be assessed in exactly the same way using the same procedures.

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