Performance Evaluations and Poop

by Garold Markle   HR’s irresistible attraction to performance ratings and grades reminds me of my dog, Baxter.  No matter how many times I tell him to quit eating deer droppings, he simply can’t resist.  I scold him and shoo him away from the latest pile of poop, but if I turn my back for … Continue Reading »


Spanking.  Your parents did it to you.  Their parents did it to them.  Is that an adequate reason, however, to do it to your children? The ritual of performance evaluation is eerily similar. It’s rooted in good intention but almost no one likes it.With few exceptions, employees find the exercise demeaning while managers consider it a … Continue Reading »