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Using the Case Studies of "Performance Review Takes a Page from Facebook" http://www.businessweek.com/stories/2009-03-11/performance-review-takes-a-page-from-facebook. Answer the three questions at the end of each case using at least 250 words and cite any sources used.

1. Based on the information given, discuss how well Performance Multiplier and Rypple meet the criteria for effective performance management: fit with strategy, validity, reliability, acceptability, and specific feedback.
2. How suitable would these tools be for fulfilling strategic, administrative, and developmental purposes of performance management?
3. Think of a job you currently hold, used to have, or would like to have. Tmagine that the employer introduced Performance Multiplier or Typple to you work-place. Describe one area of your performance you would like to seek feedback about, and identify which people you would ask to provide that feedback. What concerns, if any, would you have about using this system to seek feedback about your performance?

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Performance Management
Q1. Based on the information given, discuss how well Performance Multiplier and Rypple meet the criteria for effective performance management: fit with strategy, validity, reliability, acceptability, and specific feedback.
Performance Multiplier and Rypple meet criteria of effective performance management.
Fit with strategy: Performance Management has specific feature that alerts manager to specific weekly and quarterly goals. The systems closely integrate with strategic goals of the organization for continuous improvement in the performance management systems.
Validity: Both applications provide valid results as there is real-time measurement of actual project with project which is ongoing rather than a single event. Hence, these systems fulfill criteria for validity for being effective performance management systems.
Reliability: Employees can select anybody from managers, peers and others for a performance feedback by writing messages of Twitter length on Rypple. Accenture's Performance Multiplier resembles Facebook and turns evaluations into dynamic social interactions between company members.
Acceptable: The Performance Multiplier and Rypple are well ...

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