More than a third of U.S. companies have abandoned the traditional performance appraisal process. These include tech companies such as Adobe, Dell, Microsoft, and IBM, professional services firms like Deloitte and PwC, and early adopters in other industries, including GE, the longtime role model for traditional appraisals.
Writing in the Harvard Business Review, Peter Cappelli, the George W. Taylor Professor of Management at Wharton and Anna Tavis, Clinical Associate Professor of Human Capital Management at NYU, say they see three clear business imperatives that are leading companies to abandon
The authors argue for a system that more closely mirrors the natural cycle of
work. Ideally, conversations between managers and employees occur when
projects finish, milestones are reached, and challenges pop up.
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