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How Your Brain Responds to Performance Rankings [Video]

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This video called, “How Your Brain Responds to Performance Rankings,” first appeared on strategy + business. You can watch the original version here

Research from David Rock, Josh Davis and Beth Jones of the Neuroleadership Institute has proven that stacked ranking systems lead to high levels of frustration, less willingness to take risks and colleagues working against each other. Neurological research has shown that numerical ratings can:

  • trigger a fight or flight response
  • reinforce that people are either born smart or they’re not (fixed mindset vs. growth mindset)

Companies with a more modern approach to employee development are focusing on coaching conversations between managers and employees, arming them with questions and guides to optimize the conversation. Watch the entire video above to learn why HR needs to change the traditional performance management process.

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