Why GE had to kill its annual performance reviews after more than three decades

Max Nisen, Quartz, Sept 30, 2015
Commentary by Stephen Downes

If performance reviews and grading by the curve are becoming a thing of the past at the auto plant, can they last long in schools and colleges? "'Command and control is what Jack was famous for. Now it’s about connection and inspiration,' Krishnamoorthy recently told a group of HR executives at a conference. ... There’s an emphasis on coaching throughout, and the tone is unrelentingly positive. The app forces users to categorize feedback in one of two forms: To continue doing something, or to consider changing something." See also: the myth of the bell curve.

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