So, most managers avoid confrontation. They hope that problems will just go away. They neglect to do evaluations at all, or write reviews that are the equivalent of social promotion in the schools. When a situation becomes intolerable, they go to the classic solution: shifting the problem elsewhere. The unsatisfactory employee is shuttled from one position to another until he lands in his final resting place, which is either a place in which the damage he can do to the overall operation is minimal, or he has a supervisor with too little power to get rid of him.