Why Employee Reviews are Meaningless

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– Do you know how easy it is for three employees to gang up on somebody and create a narrative
that gets that person fired unless you’re thoughtful enough to know what I’m talking about. Until we have a dramatically more thoughtful
conversation of the intent, until we put companies that are trying to build
in perpetuity at the top not the one that flipped this week, we will never achieve, we will never achieve
the level of humanity that we are looking for all subconsciously within the four walls
of this organization. And when will we challenge hiring or my favorite reviews? That’s a fuckin’ doozy. (crowd laughing) And I know it because I promised them I wouldn’t curse but I had
to go there on this one. (crowd laughing) Reviews, you mean people that have political invested interest, making judgment on the people below them to subconsciously or worse consciously make sure that they don’t take their spot? You mean that one? That’s right. (crowd applauding) Can we just get thoughtful? Can we just get thoughtful? And not that I have every answer. I spend so much time trying to be Gary
Vaynerchuk, the human being, to offset Gary Vaynerchuk the CEO when I look at reviews and this, I spend ungodly hours
following all my employees on social media not to be a creeper, (crowd laughing) But do you know how many good decisions I’ve made in last decade by understanding who’s friends with who in the organization so I understand the best that feedback? Do you know how easy it
is for three employees to gang up on somebody
and create a narrative that gets that person fired, unless you’re thoughtful enough to know what I’m talking about? I know it’s true, and you know it’s true and all 5,000 people here know it’s true and all 1000000 people
that watch this video at some point know it’s true. When, when is our industry willing to have the actual conversation? Instead of digging in to
the surface level side that they reside in. That is the day we begin the process of bringing good stuff to businesses ’cause they both matter
and they need friction but we have to have the real conversation, not the easy one. Thank you. (crowd clapping)

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