Thursday, December 28, 2006

Performance appraisals...

Performance is a matter of efficiency, speed, accuracy and reliability. Every employee is accessed for this at least once a year.

The Big question is how you measure performance?
Do you go your Gut feeling?? Na… this is not acceptable. Come on man this is not scientific. Then how do you measure performance?

“Metrics based Management” Yes this is the way to Go. Then Big Question is which metrics you capture ( Man!!! Enough of Big Questions…). Is there a verified and certified metrics to capture Employee performance? Now this is once again a million or maybe more dollar question. Shut up!!!!... No more questions pleaseeeee…

Every five years we the people appraise our politicians. Which metrics or scientific tool we use to appraise our decision makers. The answer is simple:-None. Then should we say that we do not judge our politicians properly and it is against the spirit of Democracy. I don’t agree to this. I feel we are very Good in judging our politicians. This judgment is done without any scientific tool and metrics sheet.
So why the hell, we cannot adopt something like this in performance appraisals. I know what you are thinking (something on lines that … organizations will be doomed or something similar.) You may be right. This is Democracy. Everybody has a right to have his views.

Disclaimer: this article has nothing to do with the upcoming appraisal season for me.

Something some..

Some say life is a journey: Move on… There are others who say life is there to live it and experience each and every turns and twists. There are others still who say life is not to take it seriously, so blow it out. The important question is then who is right? All these people may be right depending on there perspective.

For me whole thing boils down as to how you keep yourself motivated and spirited in each and every job that you do daily in your life. The same situation may be experienced in more than one way depending on your frame of mind. I then stand to gain if I take things in positive frame and in turn maintain my confidence and Zeal…

Enough about how I take for myself. More about the current scheme of things... I have been adding more and more skills (technical in strict sense) in last six months or so. I am not sure if they will add value for me both in long and short term. Something inside me suggests that this is happening for Good.