re: Why Do We Have “Performance Evaluations”, Anyway? VIEW POST

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re: That's an interesting analysis of the core point. I'll need to think about that a bit more. My immediate reaction is to refer back to your comment...

Yep, this is where I was thinking, thank you both for getting it despite my mild rant (it still irks!).

One thing that could help is a clear understanding in job descriptions and company policy that they operate as a non-competitive organisation internally, while still being part of the larger capital economy (ie: competing with similar companies). Interesting to hear that an organisation attempted to distribute their reward proportionally and it was not well received. I had a similar experience a couple of employers ago and it went down very well with us, but we were a UK consultancy company of ~100 people, not a US product company.

In my mind it's all about focussing on the right goal for the business everywhere and having processes that support that, avoiding ones that disrupt things... I'm a bit socialist at heart, very keen on universal basic income, decentralised global currency and StarTrek levels of non-scarcity, which I believe is possible now if greed can be overcome as a species - enough with the philosophy, I have profit to produce for my shareholders...

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