Twitter acquires real-time performance management tool Peer

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Peer is modelled around what works in other feedback systems, using the context of meetings to prompt for timely, continuous feedback.

Micro blogging site Twitter has acquired performance management tool Peer. Peer was launched by the former COO of Salesforce George Hu.

The performance management tool is expected to bring in new dimension to employee evaluation at the workplace.

In a blog written at the time of launch, Hu commented that though, we are seeking real-time feedback on all kinds of products or services; there has been absolutely no change at the workplace, where people still wait for annual reviews, despite the fact that professional success and career growth are central to our lives.

“I believe today’s employees have higher expectations, and are also more willing to share feedback for others if we give them the right platform. The question becomes how to design a platform that gives people the right incentives and freedom to share continuous, real-time feedback,” he had written.

Peer hopes to fill this gap. It is modelled around what works in other feedback systems, using the context of meetings to prompt for timely, continuous feedback. The belief is that if people can get timely feedback from their co-workers, it will make a significant difference in both employee success and company performance.

Though, there has been no confirmation on this acquisition, the official website, says, “We’re excited to now be a part of Twitter. We’ve been focused on creating more honest conversations and we’re looking forward to supporting the efforts of the world’s greatest conversation platform.”

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