Forced Ranking as Performance Management

Forced Ranking is a method of performance management made popular by Jack Welch. It is similar to “the curve” many of us may have encountered in high school and college. Due to the popularity of GE and Welch many companies started using forced rankings. After perhaps some initial positive effects most companies find out that …

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Performance Evaluations, Proper Metrics and Fairness

In my “home town” of Atlanta there is a big controversy regarding potential cheating on standardized tests in the Atlanta School System. The cheating does not involve the students. It involves teachers and administrators. Late last year a principal, and several others were convicted of erasing answers and “correcting” the tests in order to inflate …

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