Essay on Performance Appraisal Critique
Performance appraisal is a method which is increasingly used to evaluate employees to determine the degree to which they are performing effectively and encourage them to direct their energies towards organizational performance. Although the appraisal is being practiced, there are criticisms made against the system which generally arise from within the Orthodox and radical management frame work.
This essay outlines the orthodox and radical critiques respectively and suggests whether 360◦ feedback offers a means of overcoming the traditional limitations of appraisal system. The essay is organized into the following: Orthodox critiques, radical critiques, 360◦ feedback appraisal, conclusion and reference.
Orthodox Critique …show more content…
The appraisal has the potential to individualise the employment relationship and the scope for managers to use it as a veneer to legitimate informal management. Some managers do really take appraisal as a weapon to intimidate subordinates where they openly tell them that ‘we will meet at appraisal’. This also encourages corruption where some subordinates align themselves with bosses because in the end this pays dividend especially when the appraisal is connected with rewards. Just as Bach explains that it allows managers discretion to promote favoured individuals but, if challenged, to legitimize them by referring to the formal appraisal process. There is evidence on the ground that some people who do not deserve are promoted while others remain in their positions hopelessly. This result in poorly rated people not working efficiently because an individual’s performance