Advantages and Disadvantages of Promotion on the basis of Merit

Advantages and Disadvantages of Promotion on the basis of Merit

Promotion means the employees present position to higher position. This may be the result of either a successful application for an advertised vacancy or, where appropriate, personal promotion. The purposes and advantages of promotions are to: recognize employee’s performance and commitment and motivate him towards better performance.

Advantages of promotion on the basis of merit: Advantages of promotion of the basis of merits are as follows –

  • It evaluates the creativity.
  • It creates a competitive environment among employees and they try to show their capability.
  • Innovative and creative employees get chance to perform according to their ideas.
  • This process is able to remove the traditionalism and conservatism.
  • By this process, meritorious, competent, energetic employees are rewarded.
  • Hard works are encouraged by this process.
  • Young but energetic employees are motivated and encouraged by this process.

Disadvantages of promotion on the basis of merit: Disadvantages of promotion on the basis of merit are as follows –

  • By this process of partiality, nepotism etc are increased in the organization.
  • Senior employees become frustrated during this process.
  • It is very difficult to find out meritorious and competent employees and also there is no standard to evaluate it.
  • This process does not deal with experience, obedience, and reliability.
  • Employees are discouraged and they get no reason to stay in the same organization for a long time.
  • This process increases the autocratic among the superior. They take a decision by their own self without evaluating the employees.

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