Our perceptions controls our interpretation
To a large extent our judgements, perspectives, personal applicability and experience affect our interpretations and cloud our judgement of true objectivity.
In every organization, true objectivity can only be measured through its strategic alignment with the organizational goals.
Few days ago, a young lady called me and said she wants to recommend to me an intelligent applicant for a job opening in our organization. So I asked her, when you say intelligent, what is your benchmark because our benchmark determines how short or tall we are. I collected the candidate’s curriculum vitae and scheduled her for an interview.
After much analysis of the candidate’s knowledge, skills and abilities with respect to the required skills for the job, it was realized that the initial person who rated her as intelligent was totally not correct but not wrong.
The rater is “Not correct” because of our organizations measure of intelligence is far from the rater’s measure of intelligence and also the rater is “not wrong” because the rater’s measure is based on her own experience.
Therefore, I came to a conclusion that there cannot be a totally objective ratings of a person skill and ability, it all depends on the rater’s perception and experience.