Saturday Shoutout!!! What’s the issue with performance reviews?

Saturday Shoutout!!! What’s the issue with performance reviews?

Issue 3 | Number 8 | 26 January 2013

Joris Luijke argues the intent is commendable for ding performance reviews as it helps people perform better. Yet, staff, managers, and even HR frequently complain about performance reviews.  They are demotivating.  They are anxiety provoking. They are disruptive. What is the obvious issue that is stopping performance reviews from achieving what they are supposed to achieve?

Joris had a hard look at the research and the science of motivation and engagement and developed this interesting article . One thing is clear, it’s good to provide people with honest feedback and encourage managers to coach people to achieve (even) higher performance.

So, talking about performance is good. Read the article by Joris…

If you find these updates useful, feel free to forward on to a work colleague or friend.

About the Author. To fulfil his professional and personal career aspirations, Tony Wiggins created ‘The HR Architect’ brand in 2009.  With a well-grounded focus and passion for HR, he thrives on working across his networks as a thought leader in ‘making a difference’ in the HR arena.

Tony Wiggins is the Founder and UX Editor of Saturday Shoutout!!! and The HR Architect Spends 5 Minutes with ….Tony utilises the blog ‘The HR Architect’ as a social media network and platform that empowers HR professionals to network, assist and support one another, spanning different countries, subcultures and niches.  Contact Tony at or @tonywiggin on Twitter.

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