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Employers: Why ranking your employees is not as good an idea as it first may seem

In the business world, there is nothing wrong with a healthy level of competitiveness, to ensure you’re getting the best out of your employees. Especially when you’ve got your eye on another business competitor, nothing is more motivating then a definite target to beat. But this article argues that ranking your employees, and deliberately encouraging

Employees who consistently rank highly can become apathetic about pushing themselves, and employees not doing so well can get depressed. An added concern I have is what kind of company cultural factors contribute to these decisions. If you’re better connected like many male staff are then their female co-workers, I imagine your company rating could be higher, or at least not weigh so heavily on you.

Read all about an extensive experiment and the discovery of “unintended consequences”.

If you’re looking to stand out from your peers, make sure you check this too.


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