I want to consign the annual appraisal to the history books or the corporate torture museum set up in memory of unproductive, inhumane HR practices of the last 100 years. I’ve started this conversation already, if you want to flip back to my first blog - HR leaders - Why decluttering your performance management is the best decision you can currently make.
It simply doesn't feel right to miss out on the current trend of writing about the death of employee performance reviews - if nothing else, they seem to make for such catchy headlines. Just recently, for example, Accenture claimed it was doing away with annual performance appraisals, and not to be left behind, Josh Bersin, Deloitte and PWC are suggesting we'll soon see radical changes in this domain. However, in the words of Andrew Lloyd Webber: "I've got news for you" and my news is: organisations will never do away with performance reviews because if they do, they will fail.