Feedback and Distortion (Episode 10)

In our working lives, must of us are confronted with evaluations, and many of us have to deal with inquisitive managers or HR functionaries who want you to take tests and/or surveys with the intend to poke around in your head and “do something” with that precious and sensitive information.

To be clear, we have no problem with programs from which a working environment can benefit. Finding pain points and fix them is part of the social business process.

No, the problem starts when under-qualified managers (or co-workers) start asking (very) personal questions in a less than supportive corporate environment. A great deal of trust is involved with personal evaluations, and providing guided support to improve certain “shortcomings” is an often overlooked necessity.