A major shift in companies for performance reviews is that TEAMWORK is often more important than individual contribution. This makes sense because individual performance reviews are very backward. None of us can function alone. Every person is dependent on others. It’s the way we work with others both within and outside the company that defines our career success. It makes zero sense if you help others make their quota or hit their KPIs, and then get a poor performance review if you don’t hit yours?
Research shows that organizations that include team, project, group, department or organizational objectives in their performance reviews significantly outperform those that only focus on individuals.
In today’s interconnected work world, we have to incent, promote and reward people for their teamwork, collective/enterprise-wide problem-solving, and willingness to take the time to help others. If not, it breeds siloed thinking and behaviors, which doesn’t help anyone.
The whole performance review process needs to be turned on its head. This one reason.