For instructing purposes, this reproduction is likewise accessible in two different forms: case study only, republished as RX, and only commentary, RZ. How would you diminish headcount when just about everybody gets the same scores on execution audits? HR VP Nils Ekdahl faces that question at Circale Corporation, an anecdotal electronic-segments wholesaler that has recently finished a progression of acquisitions. Ekdahl needs to make the work force cuts equitably, however the organization's new execution audit framework yields baffling results: On a five-point scale, for all intents and purposes each representative gets a 4 or 5 on every measurement.
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