Hello, over the years i am seeing performance reviews becoming more “human”. My question would be how can you follow along or lead in this direction as it will only become more common in the future.
A good read is this https://www.businessinsider.com.au/atlassian-is-weeding-out-the-brilliant-jerks-changing-the-way-it-does-performance-reviews-to-reward-workers-who-show-heart-and-balance-not-technical-skills-2019-7
Atlassian are using “good year” “great year” and “off year”
At my company we are using “on track” “Ahead track” and “behind track”. It’s the second year and the response has been good among employees.
The problem with a number system is the constant desire in the human psych to go ‘up’ the scale, to get a better score, to be better, to compare against others, to measure ones worth against others worth using those numbers. The reality is, to be a successful company, we really need a whole bunch of people performing their roles really well, essentially in the middle of the scale “on track” or “good year”. If we give those people a 2 or a 3 or a 4 then they will always come out feeling a little worse. Changing to a verbal language (human) scale allows us to celebrate the “on track”. Celebrate the humans making our company great.
best wishes with your journey!