I've just listened to the podcast on performance reviews and the discussion mentions employee A vs employee B and how no manager can have all top performers. There was mention of a bell curve and how some people will be lower others higher.
Why can't all employees be high performers?
Are, or should, employees be compared to one another or to their own documented "SMART" goals? It seems hard to compare me to another person on my team since they may have a completely different set of job skills and tasks to accomplish.
I think it is reasonable and realistic to have all high performers in most teams given the variety of skills and tasks each are expected to perform. A sales position may be the exception.
What do you think?