Performance reviews

Individual performance reviews from managers don’t work, whether daily or annual. We have to find better ways to encourage performance.

I’m reading Gary Hamel’s Humanocracy, saying how there is little correlation between seniority and competence. There is nothing about being a manager that magically makes someone wiser than the employee.

There are better ways. Peer activities within the team. Expert coaches. Stakeholder reviews with multiple people. 360 surveys etc etc

We shouldn’t look at numbers, they tell us almost nothing about individual knowledge work performance. It’s a team sport with an invisible ball.