Performance Evaluation: The Human Dynamics

Authors

  • Regina B. Glover

Keywords:

Performance evaluation, performance appraisal, feedback, administration, personnel supervision.

Abstract

An over-emphasis on objectivity (e.g. qualification) may be counter-productive in employee evaluation. The literature suggests that effective personnel evaluation requires more than standardized instruments; it also requires a sound understanding of the human dynamics involved. Tills article examines several of those dynamics. Specifically, it examines the sources by which subordinates tend to evaluate themselves, subordinate characteristics influencing evaluation; and the evaluation "message" itself. Recommendations for improving performance evaluation are discussed.

Published

1987-10-04

Issue

Section

Regular Papers