The One Thing You Need to Know: The Problem with Performance Reviews

“What’s the problem with performance reviews?” – Caie, from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.

We do things at work because they are useful. Performance reviews are not useful. Click To Tweet

Sure, we all know by now that everyone hates performance reviews. Most people hate giving them, and overwhelmingly employees hate to get them. But surprisingly, that’s not the problem with them: the problem with performance reviews is that they are not useful. They don’t tell us anything about the employee, they don’t help the employees get better, and they certainly aren’t giving us the correct information we need to hire, fire, train, and promote our people.

What about you?

What do you think about performance reviews? Leave a comment below.


Think about your last performance review. Do you feel the review increased or decreased your efficiency?