The Halo Effect occurs when our impression of someone is skewed by one positive trait, leading us to make generalizations about them as a whole. Prioritizing the positive might seem like a great idea, but the halo effect becomes more of a problem when it shows up in performance reviews. See how the Halo Effect can sabotage performance reviews in this video.
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