As the New Year begins many organisations aim to complete their yearly Appraisals or Performance Reviews. It is a time to calibrate results, check the distribution curve and hand out any bonuses before the end of the financial year. However, in the past few years much has been written about the demise of this tried and trusted method of performance management. But is the death of the appraisal myth or reality?
“Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, jack frost nipping at your nose ….” The tree is glistening with fairy lights and beautiful baubles, carol singers at the door, the wine is flowing and the assembled company are all in good cheer – the perfect Christmas! Sadly, in my house this is a fantasy Christmas, one that I aspire to but never quite attain and like many perfectionists I put too much pressure on myself during the holiday season to achieve this vision. Read More