are meant to develop employees to the best of their potential and address problem behaviors in a way that is constructive and professional. But how do you handle a that involves some news employees won’t necessarily welcome?
Change your perspective
Performance reviews can be a daunting managerial task, especially if you work for a company whose human resources department mandates many aspects of the process. But simply changing your perspective on the real purpose of a review can shift its entire feel—regardless of the feedback it entails.
“Many managers view the performance review as a task to accomplish to keep HR off their back,” says Christie Summervill, CEO of BalancedComp, a compensation and (register to read more)consulting firm. She explains that the true intent of performance reviews is to improve performance, and if done effectively and honestly, the feedback probably wo...