Performance Appraisals - The Bane of Agile Teams

Who among you have that uneasy feeling during each and every scheduled performance appraisal? Supervisors tend to dislike it, employees are repelled by it. And yet it is still practiced. We Agile practitioners do not lack the values and principles to drive ourselves to excellent performance. And yet get de-motivated by company policies and practices that operate under false assumptions. Performance appraisals try (and fail) to provide solutions to specific areas in the world of work. Worse, it risks driving a culture of disenfranchisement and direct towards individualism over collaboration. What do we do instead?

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Talk

The talk will be told as a business fable. The story starts out with two start-ups with very similar beginnings. They then choose different approaches in how to manage the performance of their teams. As the story progresses, we shall go through particular research and empirical data that backs up the hypothetical situations the respective companies find themselves into.

Learning Outcome

- An understanding on how traditional performance appraisals work against modern ways of working

- Have an idea on what to do instead of traditional performance appraisals

Target Audience

Managers, HR Practitioners, P&C, Founders

Prerequisites for Attendees

- Have a basic understanding of agile practices

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