Revolutionizing the Review

June 17, 2013 Darcy Jacobsen

A few months back you might remember me talking about the release of an eBook written by our CEO Eric Mosley.  It turns out, when publisher McGraw Hill got a copy of that book, they immediately asked Eric to expand it into a full length printed version. I’m delighted to say that today The Crowdsourced Performance Review is officially available.

You can learn more about the book, here. But the gist of Eric’s book is both simple and, I think, quite ingenious. No one really thinks performance reviews are the best way to motivate or develop workers. For most of us, the experience is tedious and unpleasant, no matter which side of the desk we’re on.

In fact, in our recent SHRM/Globoforce Recognition Survey, only half of HR leaders (51 percent) said that their organization’s current performance review system is effective in achieving its goal.

While many business books suggest simply ditching the performance review, this book does not. Instead, it offers a new vision for the performance review system that pulls it into the modern age by using crowdsourced data from recognition to get a clearer picture of actual performance and to shift the emphasis to positive reinforcement and organizational alignment.

The book has already been well received and acclaimed by authors and business leaders like Tony Hsieh, Daniel Pink, Charlene Li and Marshall Goldsmith.  You can read more about what they have to say, over on the book’s website.

Over the next few weeks, on this blog and on Derek Irvine’s Recognize This blog, we’ll be exploring some of the themes that Eric touches on in this provocative new book.  Stay tuned!

And congratulations to Eric for the publication of this exciting new book. It’s going to make reviews a much better experience for a lot of people!

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