In terms of performance reviews, would you prefer:
- More reviews of your performance with more qualitative feedback?
- More reviews of your performance with more quantitative feedback?
- Any performance review with honest critical feedback, constructive or otherwise?
- All of the above?
- None of the above?
P.S. If anyone picks 5, I will cry. I’m not ashamed.
I think that performance reviews are archaic. Supervisors will soon be replaced by personal coaches who will be far less interested in the snap shot of your performance (the review) than realizing the potential of it.
Just my two cents and worth remembering that I got my BA from a university without grades and later became a Deming fan – yep, the Deming who so disdained grading and rankings.
Ron: We really appreciate your continued participation here. Thank you. It’s great to have these conversations.
I like where you’re going, and I think that “coach vs. supervisor” role is long overdue.
I see you’re saying that there is value in the review data itself (“realizing the potential of it”), so maybe it’s the current, albeit archaic, process and its resulting activities that are broken? In other words, maybe there needs to be a different way to capture that valuable data?