"He sets low personal standards and then consistently fails to achieve them."
Now that we are approaching the end of the year, the agenda's of Line- and HR Managers all over the world are being flooded with appointments for performance reviews and appraisals
. For many people, these annual employee performance reviews are about as much fun as completing their annual tax forms followed by a root canal treatment. As a result many of these annual assessments are conducted extremely poorly and often have a negative effect on employee motivation.
Bearing in mind the science of psychology has learned us that people are basically incapable making fair assessments of other people, I believe it is no wonder that many supervisors put off doing annual performance reviews and it's for the better we skip them altogether.