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Suddenly In Charge: Managing Up, Managing Down, Succeeding All Around: Managing Up, Managing Down, Succeeding All Around by Matuson R Chinsky

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CHAPTER EIGHTPerformance Management

Do I Really Have to Do This?

When it comes to performance management, more and more employees are rating their managers as needing improvement. That’s no surprise, considering how distasteful both managers and their employees find the process. I have my theories as to why this is so. I believe it all starts at the top. The attitude toward managing performance and conducting effective performance reviews begins with the chief honcho and filters down through the organization. Consider the following scenario: the CEO believes that people at the executive level should be self-starters and therefore should be able to manage their own performance. Therefore, he pretty much lets his people manage their own performance. ...

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