Despite the fact that performance management systems are based on a solid job analysis, employing the best design practices, and implementing fully developed procedures, there are still factors that impact the evaluations made (Weatherly, 2004). In practice, factors such as rater bias, inadequate training, and insufficient time are just a few that can impact evaluations (New Media Learning, 2011). It is important to avoid or reduce bias and other influencing factors in order to produce valid, timely, and accurate performance appraisals.
Post by Day 4 explanations of two potential effects of rater motivation and intent on performance measure validity. Then, describe the potential impact of performance data misuse at the employee and organizational levels. Finally, explain how you might address the misuse you identified. Provide concrete examples and citations from the Learning Resources and current literature to support your post.
In the first few lines, the poet is describing his action with vivid image and metaphors. The poet showed the readers he is dressing up for work with hip boots, gauntlets, plastic helmet and respirator. This laid the foundation of a scent of danger and fear in the poem and aroused the readers with the knowledge of what the people in the poem are doing and it is dangerous and need a lot of protection. If we continue reading, we will find even more evidence on how the poet make use of world construction and metaphors to show instead of telling what the author has in mind: “A gallon of hydrochloric steaming from the wide glass mouth, a dash of pale nitric to bubble up, sulphuric to calm, metals for sweeteners, cleansers for salts, until I knew the burning stew was done. Then to climb back, step by stately step, the adventurer returned to the ordinary blinking lights of the swingshift at Feinberg and Breslin’s First-Rate Plumbing and Plating with a message from the kingdom of fire.” This short segment of the essay described to the readers what the worker in the factory is doing. The worker is mixing different kinds of acid and making a solution that would clean the metal salts. The author then refers the solution as a burning stew to remind readers about the violent nature of the solution. However, there is more in the poem than describing the scenery that the author is in. After making the solution, the poet compares the worker as a messenger from the kingdom of fire and showed that the worker has brought message of the completion of his tasks. And with the metaphor of knight putting on armors and going into a battlefield, it is not hard to understand that the author thinks that he is working on an honorable job and want the same gratitude from the people as a knight. However, at the end of the poem, the poem also showed that all the “fame” that the author gets for working in such a dangerous environment is getting a cold shower to rinse off any residue chemicals and he smokes to ease the upset he felt. These are all metaphors and images that the author wants readers to understand and envision. They combined to tell a story of the dangerous environment the workers have to face and how the workers feel, with the images and metaphors while showing the readers that the author is very upset that he couldn’t get any attention and honor for working in such a difficult environment. And at this very moment, the power of the imagery review itself. If we take a closer look at the poem I mentioned above, you will see the author not only showing readers his working environment and his upset about the attention he receives, he also tries to influence the reader’s emotion with those imagery and metaphors. In the poem Fear and Fame by Philip Levine, the image that Philip Levine portrait is dangerous, harsh, risky and negative. With this image in mind, the readers will start to feel the empathy for the characters inside of the poem and pity them for having to work in such a harsh environment. Wit>GET ANSWER