It's that time of year again: your annual performance appraisal. Are you dreading yours? If the answer is "yes," you're not alone. Research tells us that dissatisfaction with performance appraisal is at an all-time high (Alder et al., 2016). Managers and direct reports alike are finding the process to be time-consuming and stressful at best and ineffective and de-motivating at worst. Why?