Many Microsoft employees expressed their happiness about the e-mail they got from Lisa Brummel, head of HR at Microsoft today. The mail states that Microsoft is ending the highly criticized stack ranking system among employees. Lisa mentioned in her mail that “no more curve,” , and there “will no longer be a pre-determined targeted distribution.” In the management system known as “stack ranking”, every team must rate a certain percentage of employees as top performers, good performers, average and poor. It was reported that this system lead to lots of unhappy employees and created a bad environment among the team. This should surprise everyone because companies like Amazon, Facebook and Yahoo has recently started their own versions of stack ranking for employees and Microsoft is ending it completely. There is no information on the upcoming review system at Microsoft. Lisa’s email to her employees, To Global Employees, I am pleased to announce that we ...

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