When you get down to the hard facts, are job descriptions really necessary? Honestly, I don’t know. We got along for several years with a strong performance management process that helps employees to define their responsibilities and what they are rated on.
In the age of “I can sue anyone for anything at any time,” companies are pressed to have job descriptions in place with employee signatures on them. I’d be curious to hear from the audience if you think they are a valuable tool or a necessary evil.
Or maybe there’s a third option. Is there a better way to communicate work standards than a piece of paper with a signature on it? What would it look like?
And while you’re thinking on it, feel free to check out the funny comic below. :-)