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Anonymous feedback can encourage criticism and blame

ICMA SmartBrief | Mar 22, 2017

360 reviews and other forms of anonymous feedback have their place, but they shouldn't be a default mechanism because they have their own flaws and biases, writes Ed Batista. Anonymous feedback can result in criticism rather than critique and allows people to assign blame without taking responsibility. Ed Batista blog (03/20)


Don't discount your steady star performers

ICMA SmartBrief | Mar 20, 2017

Don't let employee conflicts fester

ICMA SmartBrief | Mar 23, 2017

Employees will go the extra mile if they trust you

ICMA SmartBrief | Mar 24, 2017

When times are uncertain, start talking

ICMA SmartBrief | Mar 21, 2017

Chicago suburb opts out of county sick leave, minimum wage rules

ICMA SmartBrief | Mar 20, 2017

Video game project could aid Canadian emergency planners

ICMA SmartBrief | Mar 21, 2017

Va. county manager proposes budget cuts for tax decrease

ICMA SmartBrief | Mar 24, 2017

Brevard County, Fla., names interim manager

ICMA SmartBrief | Mar 22, 2017

Lima, Peru, turns to nature for water management

ICMA SmartBrief | Mar 20, 2017


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