Closing General Session with Donna Morris

SHRM Talent Symposium Las Vegas

Death to the Annual Performance Review: Reinventing Performance Management

In a dramatic move four years ago, Adobe moved to a culture of ongoing feedback vs. once-a-year written evaluations and rankings. Since then, the company has grown its employee base by approximately 40%, with stronger employee engagement, while the stock price has more than doubled. In this case study, Morris will share her lessons for how HR leaders can create monumental corporate and cultural change by throwing out old assumptions about performance management. 

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Friday, October 21, 2016 - 3:15pm to 4:15pm

Donna Morris, SHRM-SCP

Morris, SHRM-SCP

"Disrupt or be disrupted" is Donna Morris's rallying cry. From abolishing Adobe's annual performance reviews to dramitically expanding its family leave policy, she has set the industry agenda while making Adobe a great place to work. In her new role as Executive Vice President of Customer and Employee Experience, she leads the product, customer service and technical support experience for all Adobe products, in addition to all aspects of human resources and the workplace. Her breadth of experience and unique point of view on workplace issues has been sought out by hundreds of media outlets including CNN, NPR, CNBC, Fast Company and Fortune.

Donna sits on the board of directors for the Society for Human Resource Management and the Adobe Foundation and was formerly a board member for California's Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. She is also a member of the Fordham University Parents Council and mentors C100, a non-profit that supports Canadian technology entrepreneurship.


Bellagio Ballroom 5&6
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