Title

Evaluating dynamic performance: Effects of trend, mean, and variation of performance on performance ratings

Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

8-2005

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Dynamic performance, Performance profile, Performance evaluation

Discipline

Human Resources Management | Organizational Behavior and Theory

Research Areas

Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources

Publication

Academy of Management Proceedings: 65th AOM, Honolulu, August 5-10

First Page

J1

Last Page

J6

Identifier

10.5465/AMBPP.2005.18778894

Publisher

Academy of Management

City or Country

Briarcliff Manor, NY

Additional URL

https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2005.18778894

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