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Between now and the end of the year, 75% of European employees will have undergone an evaluation interview. And yet, if there is one thing on which everyone can agree, management and staff alike, it is that these annual reviews are often painful, even useless. Why, then, do we repeat them year after year? Arguably out of habit, and not knowing what to replace them with. Meanwhile, however, General Electric, Accenture, Microsoft, and Deloitte have all found an effective alternative: creating a culture of constant feedback.

 

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Putting a bit of agility into performance evaluations

Team of young casual business people collaborating on an online project using a digital touchpad tablet computer in a bright modern office space. Serie with light flares Based on “The End of Annual Performance Reviews: Are the Alternatives Any Better?” (Knwoldege@Wharton, September 2016); “Entreprise : la mort programmée de l’entretien annuel” by Loïc Farge (RTL, December 2016) ; “General Electric signe la fin de l’évaluation annuelle des salariés” by Lucie Robequain (Les Echos, September 2016) ; “Why big business is falling out of love with the annual performance review” by Lillian Cunningham and Jena McGregor (The Washington Post, August 2015).