There is a small but attention-grabbing group of consultants pushing the position that "performance appraisals are dead". Such a claim may make an eye-catching headline, but it is dangerously misleading. Performance appraisals and performance management are here to stay. Feedback is a fundamental need of the human species - it contributes to our wellbeing.
For 25 years Sir Alex Ferguson was responsible for building one of the most recognisable brands, Manchester United. Are his leadership skills also vital for developing a highly engaged and performing organisation?