Get Rid of the Performance Review!

How Companies Can Stop Intimidating, Start Managing--and Focus on What Really Matters

by Samuel Culbert

Number of pages: 256

Publisher: Business Plus

BBB Library: Human Resources, Operations Management

ISBN: 9780446556057

About the Author

Culbert is an award-winning author, researcher and full-time tenured professor at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. His laboratory is the world of work, where he uncovers conventional managerial assumptions and replaces dysfunctional practices.


Editorial Review

The performance review. It is one of the most insidious, most damaging, and yet most ubiquitous of corporate activities. We all hate it. And yet nobody does anything about it. Until now... Straight-talking Sam Culbert, management guru and UCLA professor, minces no words as he puts managers on notice that -- with the performance review as their weapon of choice -- they have built a corporate culture based on intimidation and fear. Teaming up with Wall Street Journal Senior Editor Lawrence Rout, he shows us why performance reviews are bogus and how they undermine both creativity and productivity. 

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"It destroys morale, kills teamwork and hurts the bottom line. And that's just for starters." The Wall Street Journal

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Wisdom to Share

There’s always a way to move forward, to make the world of work fit for human consumption. And it is time that you put the performance review out of its misery.

Every imperfect performer must receive feedback relevant to improving his or her effectiveness and accomplishing company results.

A Performance Preview will force people to change the way they think, the way they act.