1. List three purposes for performance appraisals and explain who benefits from them.
2. Describe the appraisal process. How should it work?
3. Contrast the advantages and disadvantages of (1) absolute standards and (2) relative standards.
4. What is BARS? Why might BARS be better than trait-oriented measures?
5. Describe MBO, it advantages and disadvantages.
6. What are some major factors that distort performance appraisals?
7. How should performance appraisals change when teams, rather than individuals, are evaluated?
8. What is a 360-degree feedback process? How valid do you believe it to be?
9. Identify ways to make performance evaluations more effective. Do you believe one of your suggestions is of higher priority than the others? Explain.
10. How does the global nature of business affect performance management systems?