Grading Degrades Performance LO17504

Christian Giroux (
Mon, 23 Mar 1998 08:17:49 -0500

Replying to LO17489 --

Rick, after telling us about a grading experience he had as a youngster

> My conclusion: Grades and Evals aren't absolute... They are just one
> person's opinion. Or one measure. Listen to them, put them in context
> with
> other inputs. Try to be self-reflective, self-aware and responsible.
> But,
> these aren't absolute.
> Now, this explanation might be helpful to adults. But, until kids are
> mature enough to understand this... But, What about adults? Don't we
> have
> work to do to insure that adults in the workplace understand this?

What I find scary is all the consequences on someone (and his/her
family) grading and eval can have. In a typical work environment, they are
considered as absolute by the others, for example, salary
increase...Worst, I the "employee rating system" thread, an example of
application was selection of employees to "downsize" ....

Just a thought in passing....


Christian Giroux, Manager, Operational Development - PU WIN Applications Ericsson Research Inc. Montrial


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