Dump Performance Appraisals... and Help Employees Be Their Best | Ellyn Shook

When I talk to business leaders, employee performance and engagement are top priorities. And, it's not surprising that most employees at any company in the world want to perform well and be highly engaged. Since we have the same goals, why is it so hard to reach the outcome we all desire?

At the heart of this complex issue is the notion of performance management. If we deconstruct these two words, it's understandable why the process of "managing" performance is ineffective at helping people achieve their best. When we hire great people, we should trust them and give them the freedom to innovate -- rather than managing, measuring and administering a process. Investing significant time