Join Todd Dewett for an in-depth discussion in this video Navigating arbitrary evaluation scales, part of Just Ask: Todd Dewett on Management and Leadership.
(upbeat music) … - [Tisch] Hello, my name is Tisch, … and I'm a communication consultant in Hewitt, Texas. … I have a situation. … A friend of mine is a manager who has a personal policy … to never give a five on a five point scale evaluation, … even when they've more than earned it. … When I asked him why, he said it's because no one … is perfect and that's that. … So here's my question. … First, what's the rationale behind this thinking? … And how can I get him to understand … that it's demoralizing to his team? … (upbeat music) - [Todd] Hey Tisch, … that's an interesting point you're making. … It's actually a question people talk about a lot … in terms of evaluations. … So you have a manager, they are very well intentioned, … maybe even a high performer themselves, … and they've just got this belief … that no one should get the highest score … (Todd laughs) that they offer, on whatever … scale it is they're using. … If it's a five point scale, hey, no five pointers, … "No one is perfect," they say, and they feel good. …
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