“Is this person working as effectively as someone in the top half of the role or the bottom half of the role?” I asked.
“Sometimes they struggle, so I will have to place them in the bottom half,” Anna replied.
“And in that top half, are they working as effectively as someone in the top, middle or bottom third?” I pressed.
“Yes, top third, no question,” Anna was sure.
How could Anna make this assessment so quickly?
Every manager always maintains a running intuitive assessment of the effectiveness of each team member. Anna had been making this assessment ever since she became a manager. But until we broke it down, she had no way to express it.
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