Sonar6's "Why Performance Management Has to Change" Color Paper Series Makes the Case For More Useful Performance Reviews

Auckland, New Zealand 29 April 2010 — While bloggers debate the latest call to abolish performance reviews, Sonar6 has launched the first in its new series of color papers on the need to approach performance management in a new, and useful, way. The company argues that performance reviews are still necessary in all organizations, and the “Why Performance Management Has to Change” color paper series both addresses the shortcomings of traditional performance management and presents ways to improve the process.

The first color paper, “I Met Expectations” introduces the five key reasons behind ineffective performance management:

1. Performance reviews are demotivating
2. Performance reviews aren’t useful
3. Performance reviews create bad managers
4. Performance reviews ignore team dynamics
5. Performance reviews remove information from the organization

The color paper has been distributed to Sonar6 email subscribers and is available online and for download from the Sonar6 website.

Sonar6 is also offering a free 30 day trial of its performance management software, incorporating Quick Start set up, the Bendelta Competency Library and Sonar6 360°. To start your trial today, visit

About Sonar6:

Based in Auckland, NZ and San Francisco, CA, Sonar6 has provided online performance management software to companies around the world since 2004. Sonar6’s stunning graphics-based approach to performance reviews has won numerous awards and plaudits including naming as a Gartner Cool Vendor and inclusion in HR Executive’s Top Ten HR Products.

Sonar6 is used by hundreds of international customers including Papa Murphy’s Pizza, Ascent Media Group, Converga and NZ Post.

For further information, please contact

Michael Carden
Head of Experience, Sonar6

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