In this video, Ellie Gates, Director of Management Effectiveness at Adobe Systems, explains how, in response to major changes in the business and widespread dissatisfaction among employees and managers, Adobe completely eliminated their annual performance review process. In its place, Adobe has implemented a simpler, more frequent performance management framework known as the “Check-in” that is driving engagement scores and reducing voluntary attrition among employees.
Key Takeaways include:
- How Adobe’s annual review process was not only wasting 80,000 hrs per year but actively hurting engagement and driving valuable employees to leave the company
- How the emphasis on simplicity, frequency, and employee/manager ownership in the “Check-in” framework led to better, more fruitful performance and development discussions
- A discussion of Adobe’s use social media, crowd-sourcing and smaller focus groups to design, implement, and continuously improve this framework
- A summary of Adobe’s results and lessons learned so far