The Contrast Bias

Contrast Bias is the tendency to mentally upgrade or downgrade an object when comparing it to a contrasting object. In a work environment, contrast bias occurs when a manager compares an employee’s performance to other employees rather than to an established company standard. Do your performance management practices leave you vulnerable to Contrast Bias? Take this quiz to find out.

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