How Much Effective Is Microsoft’s “Stack Ranking” Strategy For Its Growth?

Must Read

Free Netflix in India: A Result of Slow Growth In Q3 2020?

Netflix is testing a new strategy that could lead to free Netflix in India. The online streaming...

Jio Pages: The Indian Browser Reliance Is Betting On Now!

Looks like Reliance wants to establish Jio as a synonym of technology. After launching a fleet of...

Tesla First Cancels Return Policy And Now Cuts Warranty Period

Just last week Elon Musk surprised everyone by cutting the price of Tesla Model S twice in...

At present, Microsoft is in the buzz due to its Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 OSes. A lineup of Windows 8 devices are coming in October this year. Moreover, the world’s largest software giant has also entered into the hardware segment and introduced its ‘Surface Tablets’ in June of this year. Indeed, I’m waiting to see the fierce competition starting from October onward. But, the question is here; is Microsoft going on the right track?

Anyway, my discussion is here about the company’s strategy to enhance the performance of employees. I agree with the fact that the performance assessment is the cornerstone for any healthy company. In any organization, an assessment is done to enhance the performance of employees. Prior to start of any tournament, it’s responsibility of the selection team to release those players who couldn’t help get the team to the final, that Microsoft is doing now.

Microsoft has implemented a “stack ranking” criteria inside. It’s just like WWE’s ‘WrestleMania tournament’, where one player fights with others for getting the ‘championship title’. According to stack ranking strategy, every unit has to declare a certain percentage of employees on the basis of performance; that have been categorize into top performers, good performers, average, below average and poor.

Advertisements

Have you ever think what could be the consequences of this strategy? The strategy has created an intense competition among employees, but they quickly realized that it’s better to focus on organisation politics rather than performance. I think, the stack ranking has become one of the destructive process inside the organisation. It’s true that your salary, bonus, stock and everything depend upon your performance sheet.

Really, the strategy is creating anxiety among employees, they are upset with the feeling that they are being led to out or whether they could get raise/bonus/stock. Is it the way to increase the performance inside?

But, I think, the company should adopt a strategy to reward on the basis of goal reached. The company should focus on undesirable activities like how punctual employees are, how they are attending staff meetings, how efficient they are to reach the target, how good they are making relationship with co-employees and more. This type of strategies could create sincerity among employees for their target.

At present, Microsoft needs to focus on some other strategies rather than creating backstabber inside. Anyway, the software giant has to face stiff challenges later this year and it needs to be prepared.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here
Advertisements

Latest News

Mobile Internet Speed In India: From Bad To Worse [REPORT]

Languishing. And la…g…g…i…n…g. The sorry state of the desi internet in India. In a...

Google Boots Out 3 Immensely Popular Android Apps from Play Store: Questions About Content Policing Resurface

With such a flourishing wilderness of Android apps on the Google Play Store, there is every likelihood of encountering something seemingly innocuous...

Reliance Future Group Deal In The Soup: SIAC Orders To Put The Deal On Hold

When Reliance agreed to acquire Future Group for $3.4 billion, recently, the share of Reliance Industries Limited rallied on the stock market....

Can Facebook Be Trusted For Newly Announced Hosting and Shopping Services?

Every coin has two sides. For Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB), the positive side says that it has launched interesting, new features to further...

When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Gather Online

Tech shows; we all know them, love them, and wish we could get to them. Unfortunately, that's not always possible. Or is...

Flipkart, Amazon Hurtle To Secure Their Slice in Aditya Birla Fashion

The battle conch for the festive season has already been blown. Now in a bid to take control of a new frontier,...

In-Depth: Dprime

Will ‘TikTok By Microsoft’ Be A Winner?

For the last two years, TikTok has been in the public eye for all sorts of reasons. First, it was the exploded...

Facebook Subscription Model: Looking Beyond Ad Dollars?

Seldom do job listings create a stir this gripping. However, when the job listing in question is a stealth post from Twitter,...

Will The Online Food Delivery Market in India End Up Becoming A Two-Horse Race?

It's pretty much evident that the food delivery space in India is all set to get riled up soon enough as one...

More Articles Like This