My company usually asks me to make an evaluation twice a year. We also discuss and write down the objectives for the next period. I always complied.
This time, they asked that I actually sign both my evaluation, and my objectives for the next period, meaning with my handwritten signature. They asked this to everyone. A lot complied, but some of us, me included, are very concerned.
I'm very, very conservative about where I put my signature down, because I consider it strongly engages me, it's kind of a commitment.
I'm ready to verbally accept the objectives just like I always did: it's a commitment, not a commitment that could be used against me. I don't want to be forced to sign them. Especially since the objectives only involve me. There is no bilateral commitment like "if you do this, you'll get that". That annoys me the most.
Sometimes I sign documents when I'm representing the company. In those case, I always mention something like "for [my company]" or "representing [my company]" right above my signature.
But now I feel like I'm forced to sign something in my own name for the benefits of the company (since there is no counterpart). They already have my signature on the contract that we both agreed on when I was hired. I feel they don't need my signature, but they just want it to feel more secure in case something bad happens (which never happened so far).
If that matters, I'm in Belgium, a software developer dispatched at the client.