Judgment, Evaluation, Feedback, etc. LO9937

Keith Cowan (72212.51@CompuServe.COM)
13 Sep 96 08:02:35 EDT

Replying to LO9868 --

"Kerr, Donald" <Donald.Kerr@alliedsignal.com> asks
>... Could any of you help me understand the following words and questions?
>1) What is the difference between "evaluation" and "feedback?"

Well feedback might say "You said XX and I reacted YY" whereas evaluation
would give you my reaction to YY and you would then react to my reaction
rather than giving me feedback!

>2) How is "evaluation" similar to/different than "Judgment.?"

I can evaluate without applying my biases. If you say that you do not like
people from upper/middle classes, I can evaluate that you are being
biassed based on a sample of those people you have experienced from that
class, whereas I would judge that "You do not like me." and act

>3) How are these terms related to "ranking," "grading in school," and
>even "Salary Grading and promotion?"

At this stage, I see a political agenda unfolding or perhaps an academic
dialog which I "judge" as not appropriate for further dialog by me.

>4) Are all these terms, including exclusive hierarchy, products of a
>competitive system based on artificial scarcity?
>5) If one speaks out against performance appraisals, ranking, pay for
>performance, etc., how can one not also come out against salary grades
>and promotion within an exclusive hierarchy?

For the fun of it! ... Keith


Keith Cowan <72212.51@CompuServe.COM>

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