What do people say about you when you leave the room?

Perhaps you can answer that question with accuracy….perhaps you’re not sure ….or perhaps you worry about what the real answer might be?! Whatever your feelings are on the answer you can be sure that decisions have been made, judgements confirmed and people pigeon-holed within moments of making that crucial first impression. According to Malcolm Gladwell, in his book Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, we make up to 11 judgements, many of which happen subconsciously. There is a reason companies…

Does the demise of the annual performance review encourage agility or cause confusion?

Does the demise of the annual performance review encourage agility or cause confusion?

I’ve been following with interest the news that some leading organisations are doing away with the annual performance review. Nine blocker grids, bell curves, ratings and rankings could all be becoming a thing of the past. General Electric, Microsoft, Adobe, Accenture and, recently, KPMG India have announced that they are evolving towards a new model favouring more immediate feedback. GE is using an app to do this. Employees request qualitative feedback immediately after completing a project or piece of work,…