Before an evaluation meeting, review your appraisal with these four questions: (1) Does it show exactly why the individual’s performance is good or bad? (2) Does it mention specific strengths and weaknesses? (3) Does it identify precisely what improvements are needed? (4) Does it include a realistic plan for advancing the person’s career?
Do a little math … in your head! Want to quickly calculate a 15% restaurant tip without using your phone? Start with 10% of the bill, say, $40. Ten percent would be $4. Now take half of $4 ($2) and add it to the $4. Your 15% tip is $6. Feeling a little gracious and want to give 20%? Just double the $4 to $8.