WSJ: Yes, Everyone Really Does Hate Performance Reviews

image_thumb.pngOur Summary: Performance Reviews, as long-cycle (date-driven) top-down insincere processes, are an abomination that should be replaced by short-cycle (regular) conversation where boss and manager are codependent.

Our take: While Culbert doesn’t offer solutions per se, the very fact that WSJ posts something so black and white supports our approach.  At this point, “Performance Reviews” really is taken to mean “long-cycle reviews” and here we completely agree.  However, short-cycle reviews are still reviews, so we believe that the solution being proposed (albeit vague) is also a performance review…  just a short-cycle review that is integrated into management. Continue reading