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.
Here are seven steps for running productive and stress-free meetings, according to Marie McIntyre, author of the Your Office Coach e-letter:
1. Create the right atmosphere. Help the employee feel at ease from the outset. Hold the review in a private, neutral environment, such as a small conference room.
Schedule the time days in advance, with the employee’s input. Avoid meeting during a busy or stressful time for the employee. And don’t squeeze it in between meetings or before lunch.
Create an environment that supports discussion and cooperation. Sit beside your staffer if possible—not across the desk or table. Eliminate as many interruptions as possible.
2. Give the employee an overview of how the discussion wil...(register to read more)
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