Performance management and appraisal systems often fall short of expectations. Many employees spend half the year trying to forget their last performance review and the other six months dreading their next one.
Instead of creating and maintaining healthy supervisory-employee relationships, performance appraisal is often viewed in a negative way, from the top manager down to the individual worker. Such a negative attitude, of course, isn't conducive to organizational efficiency and employee morale.
In critically reviewing past and present performance appraisal systems, a little perspective on the background of performance appraisals is in order. …