I read Dilbert everyday. In fact, I downloaded an app for my Blackberry so I can read it anywhere. This one caught my eye a few weeks ago and thought I would share it.
Does this sound familiar? Every year we sit in a chair with a blank stare as a boss tells us in order to get an Exceeds rating we need to go above and beyond. Only to have your boss see you go above and beyond and ask themselves, “Do they have too much time on their hands?” So then more work comes your way. The boss considers the extra work normal.
The next review comes. You go through the same process. Eventually, the employee becomes disengaged and dissatisfied with their job.
Another reason that performance reviews are waste in the system. Can you imagine the amount of time for continuous improvement that would be gained if your company eliminated performance reviews? Would it help or hurt employee engagement and satisfaction?
This is the time of year where everyone is (or just finished) planning for the new year. One of the biggest topics, I hope, is what are the improvement strategies for the new year. The pointy-haired boss is tackling that same issue.
I hope it wasn’t a waste of time at your company. Good luck in 2011!