How to conduct positive, valuable assessments

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in Leaders & Managers,Leadership Skills,Performance Reviews

You've analyzed the data and completed the forms. Now you need to meet with the employee. While this is the part of performance reviews most managers dread, the session doesn't have to be tense or uncomfortable. It can be a productive, enlightening and morale-boosting exchange. The key is to go into the review interview fully prepared and with the right attitude.

Set a constructive tone

Approach the evaluation as a mutual learning experience for you and the employee. You can gain valuable insights from your staffers, and you have information and experience that can help bring out their best.

Don't consider the review a critique of the staff member's duties. Instead, look at it as a routine checkup. Go in ready to talk, listen and recharge your relationship.

The right place. Like any strategic planning meeting, hold your review in a private, neutral environment. A small conference room is ideal. If you can't find a neutral...(register to read more)

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