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Making Forced Ranking Work, Part Three

December 7, 2005
Dick Grote’s new book, Forced Ranking: Making Performance Management Work , argues that forced ranking doesn’t have to be a dog-eat-dog Darwinian exercise. Here, from Appendix A to the book, are five scripts that were written to help managers understand what they should say to announce the results of the forced ranking process to their subordinates who had been assessed. Grote notes that the tools he shares in the book “resulted from my work in developing and implementing a major forced ranking system with several large organizations. Only the names of the companies and other identifying details have been changed to preserve their anonymity.”
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