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Donna, head of Adobe’s People & Places, outlines her thoughts on how to propel people and the business forward.
We have entered the next generation of HR – what we refer to as People Resources at Adobe – which requires agility and constant adaptation to truly enable employees and the organization to reach the greatest potential. With this continuous evolution comes risk. We need to shift our mind set to ‘fail forward’ and ‘fail fast.’
We have received many inquiries and some great recognition since we abolished the traditional performance review and introduced what we call “Check- in” at Adobe. The elimination of the former “annual review process” was not a difficult decision but the navigation of a new approach has required significant change management and ongoing reinforcement.
Donna Morris, Adobe’s senior vice president of People and Places, came home from Evanta’s Global HR Leadership Summit with a new distinction, a Top 10 Breakaway Leader. The Top 10 Breakaway Leaders Award recognizes heads of Human Resources whose contributions have significantly shaped their organization.
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Donna Morris, head of People & Places at Adobe, conducts an interview with Business Insider on the benefits of ongoing feedback.
When Donna Morris joined Adobe in 2002 as a senior director of global talent management, she noticed that the annual performance review, such a central part of the human resources job she had been hired to do, wasn’t much of a resource to the humans it served.
New York Times features a story questioning the value of traditional performance reviews. Donna shares Adobe's Check-in approach as an alternative to formal reviews.
As other tech companies begin to make changes to performance review processes, Donna Morris shares why Adobe abolished its review in 2012.
It’s the bane of managers’ and employees’ existence at corporations around the world: the annual performance review. It’s a time of year when managers burn the midnight oil to create written assessments of all their direct reports, and employees stress out over how they’ll be rated, where they’ll be ranked, and what it will mean for their future.
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