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The Trouble with Performance Reviews - Businessweek
Possibly the biggest issue, however, is that performance appraisals focus managers' attention on precisely the wrong thing: individual people. As W. Edwards Deming, the father of the quality movement, taught a long time ago, company performance often results more from variations in systems than from the individuals doing the work.
Some of the authors of The Six Disiplines of Training write about the bar being raised on successful training delivery. On-the-job performance improvement is the newest gauge of effective learning transfer.
While I normally stick to posts that are related to learning and performance, I could not resist pointing to this article in Science Daily: Caffeine Reverses Memory Impairment In Mice With Alzheimer's Symptoms. For another view, see this report.
After all, I did spend 14 years in the coffee industry. There have been other resech that shows the possible heath benefits of drinking coffee:
- Drinking coffee has health benefits - ABC news
- Coffee as a Health Drink? Studies Find Some Benefits - New York Times
- Scientists Find a Latte Health Benefits from Drinking Coffee - ecosalon
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