How Accenture, Microsoft And Deloitte Replaced Annual Performance Reviews

A number of well known companies have recently announced that they are getting rid of the dreaded annual performance reviews and revamped their review processes. Among those are Accenture and Deloitte, but they join Microsoft, Adobe, Gap, Medtronic and others in realising that the old way of conducting performance reviews is deeply flawed and ineffective.

In a survey conducted by Deloitte, it found that more than half of the executives questioned did not believe their employee review systems drove employee performance or engagement. And they’re not alone.  According to a different survey, six percent of Fortune 500 companies have already replaced traditional annual performance rankings, and the number is growing.

But what do these companies use in place of old rankings systems and 360-feedback models?


The new systems generally:

The research bears this approach out as being more effective at actually generating higher employee performance because people are no longer dwelling on what happened in the past, but instead focusing on how to improve in the future. 

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Bernard Marr

Bernard Marr is a bestselling author, keynote speaker, and advisor to companies and governments. He has worked with and advised many of the world's best-known organisations. LinkedIn has recently ranked Bernard as one of the top 10 Business Influencers in the world (in fact, No 5 - just behind Bill Gates and Richard Branson). He writes on the topics of intelligent business performance for various publications including Forbes, HuffPost, and LinkedIn Pulse. His blogs and SlideShare presentation have millions of readers.


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