Do we really have to do year-end reviews?

A plea to ban the word
Stephen Baker

Here's something independent bloggers can blithefully ignore: End of the year reviews. I'm wrestling with mine now, struggling with an HR program that insists that my goals be "aligned" with my colleagues who provide financial services and publish textbooks. How about we ban the word "align" for the next year? (OK, we'll let auto mechanics keep using it, since they were aligning long before corporate coaches picked it up.)

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