- Annual performance reviews. Planning sessions are great — but what could possibly be the purpose of reviewing the last year to call out mistakes and missteps — or worse, of giving an employee a numeric ranking or grade like a little kid in school? Performance reviews are pointless, insulting and culture-killing programs that smart companies are ditching in droves.
This is the only one I don’t completely agree with. I think it’s important to have a performance review but it shouldn’t be to just point out mistakes and missteps. It should also highlight accomplishments.