meetings can bring anxiety to both sides of the desk. But it doesn’t have to be that way. With the right planning by supervisors, the meeting can be a productive, morale-boosting exchange.
If you’re a manager, here are five steps to help you conduct productive and stress-free reviews:
1. Keep a performance log for every employee
How many times have you sat down to write a review and can only remember what the person has done the past few weeks. Or you allow only one single incident (good or bad) to color your assessment.
That’s why the best way to prepare for a review is to take notes throughout the year. To do that, keep a performance log for each employee. This can be as simple as notes on a piece of paper or on a Word document. A few key points about performance logs:
- Include notes on both positive and negative work and behaviors.
- Avoid making references to protected characteristics – like race, age ...(register to read more)