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Abolishing Performance Appraisals by Mary Jenkins, Tom Coens

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ConclusionFree at Last!

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If you don’t know where you are going, you might end up someplace else.

Lawrence Peter (Yogi) Berra

Free at last! Free at last! Thank almighty God that we are free at last!

Dr. Martin L. King, Jr.

This book is about starting over. Abolishing appraisal is not the goal—it’s only an obstacle that stands in the way of the goal. Dropping appraisal gives us new free-dom—the freedom to think in radically different ways about how to unleash the human spirit in our workplaces. The real goal is building a culture that makes this possible.

Culture is derived from an old Latin word that means “place that is tilled.” In our workplaces, the soil and tilth are our beliefs, values, thinking, and customs that we manifest in our ...

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