Tag Archives: perfromance management

Stack Ranking

Many company’s, particularly US owned, staff evaluation schemes are based on ranking their staff, and additionally rewarding the top 20% and firing the bottom 10%. (This idea comes from the US, probably from GE; firing people because they are not as good as someone else is illegal in the UK and much of Europe.) Basically it is not about continuous improvement, it’s based on a world view that thinks people are lazy and need fear to make them work hard. Fear of not getting a bonus, or fear of dismissal. This cynicism and hate will never build a successful firm.

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Devil take the hindmost

On my sun blog, I wrote my first piece on “stack racking”; I wasn’t a fan since I don’t think people should loose their job because they’re not as good as someone else.

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