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The company said the lay-offs are a part of normal business decisions.
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It’s not just employees who shake in their boots before a feedback meeting.
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A shift in the way we think about performance evaluations has been taking place in the world of human resources. It's pretty exciting stuff. Some go as far as to argue that the performance appraisal system itself is a waste of time. But what I don't see is the basic question--the reasons for why the appraisal process is as such a failure. I would argue that the reason for this failure is not the process but the way managers are equipped to run the process.
To paraphrase Shakespeare, "All things are, with more fervour chased, than enjoyed". In the modern business world, we have taken this quote to heart, celebrating the onward and upward journey of teams and firms. Why waste time enjoying the arrival, when real happiness lies in the path itself?