The questions all of this brings to mind include: What can we do to make performance reviews more productive and less distasteful? Should their objectives be scaled back to just one or two? Should they be disengaged from the determination of compensation and, if so, how? As managers, should we invest time to keep a day-to-day scorecard on individual qualitative and quantitative performance and feed back impressions to employees on an ongoing basis? Should periodic performance reviews be relatively incidental as opposed to regular coaching "in the moment"? (After all, aren't we all teachers?) Should less emphasis be placed on looking backward and more on how to improve future performance? Should the process be renamed and redesigned as a "personal development review"? Should we put aside "forced ratings"? Just where does the process fit in building organizational performance? What do you think?
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There are alot of people on ZH coment section that are book smarter more than I am...But from my learning, even with all the doom and gloom articles, may I share a laymans view? There is one thing I hear in common from everyone, printing money will cause inflation....so, for people who buy and rent houses, will they lose rent money? maybe not short term, people need to pay their rent...Car loan defaults? we already know the answer to that. EBT cards going up? yes.... sales on items that are not necessary? hmmm... ANyway, I dont know anything, I just thought I would ask you smarter people what you think of my kindergarten level economic theory. It seems to me that inflation has already been here, but if they raise the debt ceiling and keep printing money, the inflation is gonna go thru the roof....thx for your time guys...luv ya