Are performance reviews eating into your profits?

09/22/2010 | Harvard Business Review online

The performance review is "as destructive and fraudulent as it is ubiquitous," and business leaders should do everything in their power to hasten its demise, declares Samuel Culbert. Reviews reinforce bad management practices by giving the false impression that managers are infallible, and that workers are to blame for everything that goes wrong, Culbert writes. That reduces worker productivity and morale, and ultimately harms companies' bottom lines, he argues.

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