advertising
Link to jump to start of content The Seattle Times Company Jobs Autos Homes Rentals NWsource Classifieds seattletimes.com
The Seattle Times Reader comments
Traffic | Weather | Your account Movies | Restaurants | Today's events

October 07, 2006

In with the new

Comments: 3

What do you think of the changes Microsoft has made to its employee evaluation and compensation systems?

Your comments

Responses will be held for review, and we'll publish a selection.

The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of other authors or seattletimes.com itself.

Your phone number and e-mail address will be used only if we have a question about your comment. It is not stored for any other purpose. See our privacy statement.

By submitting content for publication by The Seattle Times Company, online or in print, you agree to abide by our terms of service.

Selected comments

Forced ranking is a very bad idea for many reason. So getting rid of that is good. But it seems like Microsoft is really just doing wrong thing (performance appraisal) righer. I know if can be difficult to imagine life without performance appraisal but really who actually believes in them. Some people do I am sure (I used to) but really they are the wrong way to manage performance.

In my blog post: Righter Performance Appraisal I expand on this idea.

Posted by John Hunter at 08:57 AM, Oct 09, 2006


Words are nice, but nothing seems to take effect.
my manager tells me we got a quota of 3 exceeded this year and this is why they had hard time giving people good review...well this just tells me there is a curve, just with a different name!

Posted by Sanjeev at 12:02 PM, Oct 09, 2006


Right! lets not call it a curve just rename it and everyone will be happy.
There is a curve, we are as managers forced to give X amount of exceeded and could nove give the right review to people!

Posted by Jason Bason at 12:04 PM, Oct 09, 2006


Marketplace

advertising

advertising