Performance Review: Getting It Right

10 Oct

Timely, accurate and thoughtfully delivered one-on-one feedback is probably the best choice for managing most people. However, it is reasonable to accrue ongoing records of an employees’ performance across time.  This is particularly true if you have management and employee development programs and if you have serious succession process.

It is also important to have a formal conversation regarding the person’s professional development.  When done skillfully PA can motivate the person and strengthen your relationship with her.

PA is controversial because it is a “good idea, to often badly done.”  This link takes you to an article that explores some of the major “badly done” aspects of performance appraisal and suggest a simple and powerful process for carrying out satisfactory Pas.

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