Workplace Zen: Middle path at work
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"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment."
The Bell Curve for performance appraisal: If there are 100 employees in a company, 10 employees are branded the top performers, 10 employees the poor performers and 80 percent are branded as average performers.
In a rating driven system, no employee can escape the bell curve. And these assumptions are failing to motivate employees.
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