Performance reviews are a norm for workers at most big companies and if you look around, almost every one hates them. Back in 2008, Samuel Culbert, a UCLA professor and management consultant, published an op-ed titled, “Get Rid of the Performance Review!” The piece got a huge response from readers, and Culbert went on to write a book with the same title, which came out in 2010.
What is the best way to survive this annual ritual and come out on top? Culbert’s advice: be calculating, and remember that subjective forces are at play. “Don’t get emotional,” he says.
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