Should We Bother With Performance Appraisals? Depends on whom you ask. We put the question to two experts. Their subsequent e-mail dialogue scrutinizes the merits (and demerits) of this much-beleaguered corporate practice.
Grote, Dick, (2006)
Forced Ranking: Behind the Scenes - Everyone knows the principle of forced ranking, in which employees are measured against each other rather than against a fixed standard. But how does it actually work when a manager has to tell an employee, "Sorry, you're not as good as your co-workers"?
Grote, Dick, (2002)
Discipline Without Punishment - The traditional discipline system -- Oral warning, written warning, suspension, termination -- Encourages an adversarial relationship between managers and employees. Here, a kinder, gentler, more effective way to get your point across.
Grote, Dick, (2001)
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