Don’t stack rank

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in Leaders & Managers,Performance Reviews

Organizations often rank employees simply because they can’t be bothered with the straight talk necessary to get employees on the right track.

Here’s how HR blogger Kris Dunn expresses it: “We haven’t trained you as a manager to truly manage performance on your own. And you know what? Even if we did, you’d avoid doing what’s required because there’s a bunch of daily straight talk required. So … we’re just going to have you rank your employees 1 through 10. We may fire #9 and #10. That’s all you have to do. See you in December for that, right around the holidays.”

Lesson: If you regularly provide feedback and coaching, and you aggressively manage poor performance, you can build a strong team without ranking.

The HR Capitalist

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