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Supervisor Bias in Performance Evaluations

The main problem with performance appraisal programs is supervisory bias when making judgments. How can a company attempt to identify and reduce appraisal bias? Respond substantively to two other learners.

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It is human nature to feel comfortable with those we have commonalities with; such as demographics age, race, marital/family status, education, personality traits and even socio-economic background. In the workplace, those with supervisory responsibilities are no different in wanting to find camaraderie with those they manage. This may lead to a "gray area" of personal versus professional relationships ...

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This solution is about 250 words and explains why supervisory bias occurs during the performance evaluation process, along with several suggestions on how to reduce bias.

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