Date Added: Jan 2010
The best performance reviews let managers and employees communicate - share ideas, opinions, and information. Unfortunately, most traditional reviews put managers into the position of uncomfortable judges, ostensibly telling employees how their work either fit the bill - or didn't. Possibly because of this, most traditional reviews are no better than the manager's off-the-cuff judgments, and some may be illegal. Because of these problems, new types of reviews are coming into play. Most require that evaluations be done not for raises, promotions, or bonuses, but for growth, development, and communication.