If you run a company, stop increasing pay based on performance reviews.
No, I'm not taking advantage of
l that newly legal weed in my state (Washington). I know this challenges a belief as old as business itself. It challenges something that seems so totally obvious that you're still not convinced I'm not smoking something. But hear me out.
This excellent post in the Harvard Business Review Blog, Stop Basing Pay on Performance Reviews
, makes a compelling case for this. It won't take long, so please go read it. Here's an excerpt.
If your company is like most, it tries to drive
high performance by dangling money in front of employees’ noses. To implement this concept, you sit down with your direct reports every once in a while, assess them on their performance, and give them ratings, which help determine their bonuses or raises.
What a terrible system.
Performance reviews that are tied to compensation create a blame-oriented culture. It’s well known that they reinforce hierarchy, undermine collegiality, work against cooperative problem solving, discourage straight talk, and too easily become politicized. They’re self-defeating and demoralizing for all concerned. Even high performers suffer, because when their pay bumps up against the top of the salary...(Read whole news on source site)
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RavenDB indexes are Turing complete, which means that you can do whatever you want with them. This is a very powerful feature, but it also come with a heavy burden. You can get yourself into some serious trouble. Take a look at this index:
We run into it during a troubleshooting session with a customer. And it was frankly quite hard to figure out what was going on. Luckily, I could just throw this into RavenDB 3.0, and look at the indexing options:
This turned the above index into this:
Which was much
clearer, but we could improve it a bit by removing the into clauses, so I ended up with:
Now, just from the following, can someone tell me what is the likely issue with this kind of index?...(Read whole news on source site)
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With the Windows Phone
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The new map still offers this possibility. And sometimes we need it, too, for a couple of reasons. First of all, a MapIcon can only display an image
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