“Hey Manager! Why didn’t you tell me?”
Updated: Nov 6
Whether it’s getting axed after a run on American Idol, or feeling the shock from a sudden low rating on a performance review, people who work hard to perform well are assessed by bosses or experts who hold back valuable information about what they should do to improve.
It’s not fair! Why do those in position to judge do this?
On television—it’s all about creating more drama, conflict, shock, and interest in the program. Understandable, although depressing…..
On the job, managers who assess people often hold back for precisely the opposite reason—They fear drama, and therefore postpone any feedback, until they are forced to “force rank” people in their group. Then, without warning, they rate their employees low in their weaker areas.
Knowing this news will not be well-received, they hold off til the last minute, and Voila!—Disappointed workers who didn’t even know they were failing their managers.
This has got to change…