Comparing Co-Workers Against Eah Other Essay

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Forced ranking is also known as Stack ranking, where managers across the company are required to rank all of their employees at the end of the year based on their overall performance. Forced ranking performance appraisals is a company’s methodological assessment of an employee’s career-related strengths and weaknesses which is also an effective way to judge production as it creates a competitive environment at the work place. In my opinion, healthy competition can motivate a person to work harder and to make sure they are not in the bottom percentage. This way a person can achieve high goals in the interest of their organization and which can be rewarded when the time comes. By implementing a forced ranking procedure, organizations guarantee that managers will differentiate talent. While conventional performance appraisal systems may allow managers to inflate ratings and award Superior ratings to all, a forced ranking system ensures that distribution requirements will be met. Assuming that the system is wisely constructed and effectively executed, a forced ranking system can provide information that conventional performance appraisal systems can't. According to the case, the system put employees into different categories i.e. top 20 percent, the middle 70 percent, and the low-performing 10 percent. The managers rank employees against each other and then use the ranking to determine who receives a raise, bonus, promotions, and sometimes who gets fired which kills the morale of the non performing employees and due to highly competitive environment companies often witness less cooperation amongst colleagues and experience lack of teamwork. Forced ranking allows the top-ranked employees to be rewarded for their hard work. While at first I would somewhat agree with forced ranking performance appraisals, from a management and leadership perspective in order to assess who

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