Adobe And It's Modernization Of Performance Management: Alternatives To The Annual Performance Review Meeting

Adobe Moves From Ratings, Employee Rankings To More Efficient and Effective Way To Manage Performance

Adobe is a huge company, well known with great brand recognition, so when it moved from its atrocious rating and ranking method for managing performance, a great deal of publicity has ensued, since 2012. And for good reason. They moved from the absolute WORST method, using forced rankings based on cumulative ratings, which is a completely invalid way of handling ratings mathematically, to a much less informal way of doing things, and by doing so, saved thousands of hours of both employee, HR, and management time.

Because the company is so large, and the changes are likely to impact on what other companies are doing, at least eventually, we've set up this page where you'll find various articles on Adobe's changes, their progress and their success.

Often, it's unfair to say that one company may become the model for the future, since in many cases, it's not possible for OTHER companies to copy, but in this case, my assessment is that any company can make these changes.

It's worth noting that the new approach resembles almost exactly, our own model, The Hooper-Bacal model of performance management which is explained here. It was "in place" as far back as 1990.

The Adobe Experience In Alternative Performance Reviews

Adobe's New Approach to Performance Reviews - Determining Pay Raises

By Jacque Vilet - Rosemary Arriada-Keiper, Head of Rewards at Adobe is interviews on some key questions. One of the most often asked is, if you do away with ratings and rankings, how to do reward better performance employees, and that's one of the questions addressed here. Viewed 863 Times )

Blowing Up the Performance Review At Adobe

By Ryan Estis - Nice overview of the new Adobe approach to managing employee performance that explains the "check-in", and focus on expectations, feedback and growth and development. What's good here is the shift from looking backwards, to looking forwards, which is also a focus on the Hooper-Bacal Method For Managing And Improving Performance. Viewed 604 Times )

Interview:Adobe Abolished Annual Performance Review

By Donna Morris - Interview with Donna Morris, of Adobe who describes the rationale and process of moving Adobe's performance review system into the modern world of today's work environment. Viewed 780 Times )

3 Benefits Adobe Got from Eliminating Performance Reviews | Cloud Based Association Management Software | Fonteva

By na - Really the title says it all. It's an important question: Has Adobe realized benefits from eliminating the performance review system? Here are the answers, but I suspect additional benefits will accrue over time. Short article. Viewed 658 Times )

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