Jun 25

Setting the Limits : Span of Control is NOT About Headcount


What is span of control? You have heard this. Span of control is the number of people you could effectively manage. Essentially it is about how much one person can handle. Because of this reason, there is limited people reporting … Continue reading

Jan 08

Bell Curve Is Here to Stay Even If You Got Rid of It


Many organizations are ditching Bell curve. The observation by Gauss became a religion. The the good Bell curve went bad. After seeing that using it has become counterproductive, many organizations are getting rid of forced ranking.¬† It should be the … Continue reading

Jan 07

Performance Management: How Bell Curve Got Screwed

Credit: http://robert-craven.com/

Bell curve is well known, rather infamous. Now junked by many companies, it seemed very good way to improve organization performance management. It helped to ensure that performance ratings are well differentiated. It helped to reward the high performers and … Continue reading

Jun 20

Harvard Is Wrong About Performance Appraisal. And, You Don’t Care ?

I stumbled upon an article in Harvard Business Review about appraisal –¬†“Let’s Abolish Self Appraisal”. Totally shocked to read it. The gist is – ¬†Managers know the best. Since they know what rating to give, there is no need for … Continue reading