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Microsoft Dumps Employee Ranking System for a More Collaborative Model

Rodrigo Mejia

There are good ways to motivate workers and then there's, uh, not so good ways. Employees at Microsoft had for years been encouraged to compete with each other in a stack-ranking system, where their performance was sized against another's. The system resulted in employees focusing more on their co-workers and their day-to-day performance than on promising projects or new ideas. Microsoft has just scrubbed the system entirely, placing "more emphasis on teamwork and collaboration."

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