I'm sure that these comments will soon be chastised by someone in the 30% of employees who get a 1 or 2 rating to tell the 60% of us who get a 3 to work harder.
Here's the problem with that. Those who have ever earned a 1 or 2 fully expect to receive that every year, or they'll leave. A person who has ever earned a 3 may decide to "bust tail" to improve that rating, but unless one of the higher-rated employees in their group retires, it won't matter. Those higher-rated emplyees will always continue to get the higher ratings because their managers fear that if they dont give them that every year, they'll leave.
In short, P66 is "quiet firing" 60% of the company. So much experience has already left. I've already been looking. Guess l'll just need to look harder.