Read this morning that Microsoft has done away with stack ranking. This was a controversial management technique that fell under some criticism when there was an expose on it a while back, linked to a few “Ballmer is the worst evah” type stories.
Microsoft is announcing to its full-time employees on November 12 that there will be no more curve and no more reviewing “on the curve” at the company. Lisa Brummel, head of human resources for the company, sent an e-mail to employees notifying them of the change today, according to my contacts.
Wonder how much of this is Ballmer’s term as CEO ending? No matter the reasoning, the results will (hopefully) result in a better environment for employees.