Performance discussions aren't always easy. But there are two things you can do that will make them easier. Have discussions regularly. Make it a habit. Have a clear agenda that you follow each time you meet. It's no … [Read more...] about How to make performance discussions easier – not necessarily easy
People Don’t Want to Be Compared with Others in Performance Reviews. They Want to Be Compared with Themselves. That’s the title of a recent article in Harvard Business Review. The key point of the article is that when an … [Read more...] about A Fair Performance Review Process is …
You’re a manager. You send an employee to a workshop or class. Do you want the employee to be able to use what he or she learned? Do you want the training to stick? If the answer is yes, it’s up to you and the employee to make … [Read more...] about How to Make Sure the Training Sticks
I recently received an email from a friend. He finally had a long-delayed performance review discussion with his boss. My friend’s reaction: “phew!” Obviously, he was anxious. I’m guessing he was worried that the rating was … [Read more...] about Time to Stop Playing “The Performance Review Rating Game”
Things tend to work better between two people when each has a clear idea of what the other expects. It’s a great way to minimize conflict and misunderstandings. At work, it’s important for an employee to know what his or her … [Read more...] about Want to Minimize Conflict? Establish Clear Expectations. Here’s How.
There are many good reasons for eliminating performance ratings. Here are three: Most people hate them; they’re usually biased – the number only makes them appear objective; and they often are manipulated to serve purposes other … [Read more...] about You’ve Eliminated Performance Ratings. Now What?