Evaluating dynamic performance: Effects of trend, mean, and variation of performance on performance ratings
Conference Proceeding Article
We examined the role of several characteristics of a dynamic performance profile in shaping performance ratings. In a laboratory experiment, we manipulated the performance trend (flat, upward, downward, Ushaped, and inverse U-shaped), performance mean (negative, zero, positive), and performance variation (small, large) within-subjects and display format between-subjects. Participants received information about the weekly performance over a 26-week period of different employees and evaluated their past performance. Results showed strong main effects on performance ratings of both performance mean and performance trend, in addition to several interactions. The results are discussed in terms of the role of salient Gestalt characteristics in evaluating dynamic performance as well as the normative implications of such influences.
Dynamic performance, Performance profile, Performance evaluation
Human Resources Management | Organizational Behavior and Theory
Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources
Academy of Management Proceedings: 65th AOM, Honolulu, August 5-10
Academy of Management
City or Country
Briarcliff Manor, NY
Evaluating dynamic performance: Effects of trend, mean, and variation of performance on performance ratings. (2005). Academy of Management Proceedings: 65th AOM, Honolulu, August 5-10. J1-J6. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
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