On January 4, 2016, a team led by Secretary WANG Jianhua and vice presidents of the Institute organized the evaluation of department/division heads by their subordinates, in an effort to enhance leadership development and objectively review the performance of mid-level cadres over the past year.
The four-day evaluation consisted of four procedures: annual work briefing at an Institute-wide conference, on-site grading by grassroots staff, conversations with department heads, and conversations with randomly selected staffers. After reporting their business and management achievements over the past year, the department/division heads were graded with five criteria, i.e. compliance with the “Eight Provisions from the CPC Central Committee”, readiness to help, ability to see the big picture, sense of responsibility, and morals. Subsequent conversations covered both the overall impression and weaknesses of mid-level cadres and the suggestions on department/division building.
The evaluation gave the top leadership a clearer picture of how the departments/divisions and staff are shaping up, going a long way to foster a contingent of high-caliber mid-level cadres. The department/division heads are expected to keep forging ahead - on and off the beaten path - making their due contributions to the healthy, sustainable development of the Institute.