I like this thought on HR performance management. When you have a company of extraordinary individuals to do a force 1...N ranking makes no sense. A more modern way would be how to coach and train to lift everyone to that next level.
3. Redesign of Performance Management Accelerates.
The old-fashioned performance review is slowly going out the window. In 2014 companies will aggressively redesign their appraisal and evaluation programs to focus on coaching, development, continuous goal alignment, and recognition. The days of "stacked ranking" are slowly going away in today's talent-constrained workplace, to be replaced by a focus on engaging people and helping them perform at extraordinary levels.