Grading Degrades Performance LO17522

Scott Simmerman (
Tue, 24 Mar 1998 12:42:16 -0500

Replying to LO17504 --

Christian Giroux said:

>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" ....

in commenting to Rick's post.

This brought back 10 different (and all negative) memories of similar
things as well as a whole host of thoughts on the subject. In my way of
thinking, I can remember SO FEW positive examples of ranking having a good
impact and so many of the others.

Could just be my way of sorting information. But then again, could also
be a fairly common experience.

And this evaluation sruff hits closer to home, too. I've jumped on my son
a couple of times in the past for what seemed like pretty major issues
(but in retrospect...)

And it has caused some problems that we're trying to deal with but that
are difficult to address.

My Ph.D. in psychology and broad experience in NLP (NeuroLinguistic
Porogramming) don't seem to really help much.

But my past experience also set me up to respond in this way, much like
the way managers respond because their former bosses did likewise. It's a
difficult loop to break.


Scott Simmerman Performance Management Company

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