Originally Posted by Grizz
It's no wonder that you are spending time in a RE forum.
What an insulting and idiotic practice. You and your co-workers should intuitively know what you need to do on a day to day basis in order to benefit your employer without having to write down personal and professional goals to be approved once per yr by some pseudo-shrink-manager type. If not, then either you or your managers can not communicate effectively on the job and should be dismissed from your posts.
Fortunately, my boss is also a great friend of mine (well before the whole boss-employee thing happened) and one of those types that all of us would follow to any company. So, he spends his time fighting the idiocy and the rest of us spend our time working. His viewpoint is the same "if you're surprised by your score when it's review time, then I should have been fired a long time ago".
Of course, that was before the latest round of fun with megacorp. At our sister company, the finance people decided that raises are going to be too high so they're dictating that managers go back and hand out lower scores. Instead of doing the rational "you did fine but we don't have money for raises" approach, they're going with the "you sucked at your job in ways we're doing our best to quantify, no raise for you"
Ah well, as someone who's never exactly been a company man, I always find it amusing to watch. It reminds me every day of why I ran screaming away from the management track.