bell curve

REAL RESEARCH: THE MYTHS OF THE PERFORMANCE BELL CURVE

This statement almost always pops up in our workshops about performance management - and we have observed that leaders do not necessarily explain this concept well, leading to misunder- standings between employees, the HR team and the leaders of the company. Rightly so, there is much research about how the bell curve discourages employ- ees’ performance efforts and results in a “rank and yank” outcome.