64. Children of Lake Wobegon
Photo by Marja Flick-Buijs
The manager gives performance ratings that fail to differentiate sufficiently between strong and weak performers.
In A Prairie Home Companion, public radio fixture Garrison Keillor delivers the news from the fictional small town Lake Wobegon, “where all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average.”
Performance ratings frequently fall into a narrow range suited only to the children of Lake Wobegon. Consider the example in Figure 64.1: