The management consultancy firm Accenture will be joining the list of companies such as Google, Microsoft, Adobe and KPMG which have discarded the bell-curve or similar mechanisms for conducting annual performance appraisals of their employee. Accenture has 3.36 lakh employees, nearly 30% of who are based at India. KPMG in India discarded the bell-curve and introduced a real-time feedback approach. Employees are now given an instant feedback when they complete an engagement. Many companies are shifting from ‘performance management’ process to a new ‘performance achievement’ approach that includes real-time, forward-looking conversations about setting priorities, growing strengths and creating rewarding career opportunities for the people.