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Evaluating People 22 Feb 2007 01:21 pm

Topic 3: Evaluating People

What is it about evaluating people? I found it really interesting that everyone wanted to take on this topic next.

Are there special topics you would like to cover?

  • Why do we find it hard to evaluate people?
  • How do we “evaluate” people without “judging them”?
  • Are there things that “bias” us when it comes to evaluating people? What do we do about that?

The comment lines are open.

And while you are at it, you might want to look at these three articles written by Joel Spolsky (Joel on Software on our blogroll) about how they look at prospective candidates at Fog Creek Software

One Response to “Topic 3: Evaluating People”

  1. on 05 Mar 2007 at 10:44 am 1.mrawlings said …

    It is human nature to evaluate according to our personality traits. For example, if the manager is a bottom line person and the person that we are evaluating is very expressive, we tend to judge that person based on the personality that we cannot relate to. And this goes for a person that a manager who has to evaluate an employee on performance review. But, it all stems down to learn personality traits and understanding the person’s social styles and listening. We also have to learn to evalate ourselves so we can learn the good points, bad points, and learn on how to improve each and everyday.