Low Rating Low Morale

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about a new rating system:

I work in a place where the morale is the lowest it has been for at least two decades. Management has recently adopted a new evaluation system that basically down-rates most of employees to a middling (mediocre) rating for which the system basically allows no escape. (We are told that this is how good evaluation systems work and that most employees should be happy with a rating of 3 on a scale of 1-5 (2 means you lose your job)). Another element of this is that we are a very intelligent group of employees with advanced degrees.

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