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Adobe: Building Momentum by Abandoning Annual Performance Reviews for 'Check-ins'

Main Category : HR

Sub Category : Human Resource Management, Organisational Behaviour
Case Description
In 2012, software company Adobe Systems transitioned from using annual performance reviews to a system of ongoing, flexible, 'check-ins.' The check-ins involved setting and tracking expectations, ongoing feedback and coaching, and opportunities for growth. The case reviews the deficiencies in the traditional annual review system, the philosophy underlying the change, and its relationship to Adobe's corporate strategy.

Learning Outcomes
1. Understand how Adobe transitioned from their Annual Performance Review to the "Check-In" Method
2. Limitations of the Annual Performance Reviews
3. Designing am optimal Check-In Framework
4. Understand the impact on employees, management and the organisation

Duration : Up to 120 Mins

Min Participants : 10
Max Participants : 24

Lead Facilitator : Sekar Shanmugam

Keywords : Stanford, HR, Performance Management, Organization Change

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