One of the most stupid and dangerous diseases of companies is evaluation.
There are books, entire books about this curse.
Today, everything about your work is measured with percentages and numbers…
And people in the field know that this doesn’t show anything.
I wrote an article about the N/N-1 stupidity : N/N-1 Business Bullshittery
So today if you accept that game, you work to “make numbers”, not to work well.
For example : for a moment French police officers where “evaluated” according to the number of identity checks they made in a day, which led to absurdities, and they complained that you shouldn’t check identities to “reach your objective”, but when you perceive you should do it.
So a “good” policeman was the one who goes over his objective, and the “bad” policeman was the one who just work normally.
When you’re under a hierarchy, you have to understand it’s a play, a game. You can run and jump like a little happy baby goat, of course, to “reach your objectives”, or you can perceive what’s under, and do your job the best you can (it’s the deal).
That means that you don’t expect to be valued correctly. You’ll be valued negatively, most of the time, because you don’t reach your numbers (which will climb next time if you do it, as you can expect). You thus have to be valued… by yourself.
Work well, and smile in your belly.
Thanks for reading!