Baseball playoffs. Pre-season hockey and basketball. Fantasy football discussions in the office. Pumpkins everywhere. Must be fall with end of the year right around the corner. Q4 also happens to be performance review season when entire organizations come to a standstill as employees spend countless hours filling out required paperwork.
Ever since Juniper Networks and Adobe announced a few years ago that they are dumping annual performance reviews, there has been a steady drumbeat of others (Accenture, Deloitte and GE being the most recent ones) following suit. This got me thinking, in today’s millennial, mobile, cloud world, what should a performance system look like if designed from scratch?
Before jumping into the details, it is important to understand how the millennial, mobile and cloud era is different and why we need to adapt.