Microsoft Scraps Curved Rating System for Worker Reviews

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Fred Foulkes, School of Management

Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) is eliminating its long-standing practice of evaluating employees on a bell curve, seeking to foster more teamwork and collaboration as the company restructures to focus on devices and services…

Expert quote:

“GE and Jack Welch were leaders in this and Ford tried it, but it’s never really caught on and the nature of work is changing. You can’t just keep cutting the bottom 10 percent.”

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