Hello. I am an Alphabet.

Today you are JUST ANOTHER CUSTOMER Of : The vaunted annual appraisal.

And I share your frustration Dilbert.

2010 is coming to an end and many enterprises here will commence the great eyewash that is this wasted exercise. Like Hollywood movies in the 1970s that we Indians saw a few YEARS after they were seen in the western hemisphere, practices that are now being questioned over there are not raising the same level of skepticism over here.

Performance management isn’t an annual appraisal. But to judge you I will use my fragile memory and stumble and grope at how your complex contribution and performance over this year should be reduced to a single alphabet. Where are we ? MI6 ?…. “Hello, I am C “. (Someday¬†employees should perform a D-I-S-C-O number but act out their ‘ratings’ alphabets at the company offsite)

Here is a thought : You know about the ‘Politics’ we all grumble and use as a crutch to explain why that brown-noser over there is moving ahead while we are crying at the ATM looking at the salary credited ? Unjumble ATM :

Transparent Assessment Metrics.

If your team complains about too much politicking then you/your firm have too little TAM. They are inversely related to the former. Think about that as you warm up the Thinkpad to start the annual dog and pony show.

Is this you ?

Don’t be JUST ANOTHER CUSTOMER Of a product that is way past its expiry date.


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