Intellectually, everyone gets the value of performance appraisals. Â Yet every client Iâ€™ve ever encountered usually bemoans the process and most employees criticize the appraisals. Â Why is something that should have so much value end up being so belittled?
Organizations do lots of things wrong when it comes to reviews. Â There is a tendency to spring the final evals on employees as a surprise. Â I have lost count of the number of people who told me that they came out of their appraisal session in shockâ€”having heard things they didnâ€™t expect. Â One basic rule of the formal appraisal is that nothing in that session should come as a surprise to the employeeâ€”itâ€™s just a formal meeting to review and sign-off on informal coaching and counseling that went on earlier during the year. Â Another issue is the tendency for managers to put off appraisals until the last possible moment. Â There are lots of reasons this happens. Â In some cases, itâ€™s about avoiding unpleasantness or confrontation. Â In others, itâ€™s because itâ€™s a hassle to do the appraisal paperwork and prepare for itâ€”often because the criteria are so subjective. تعليم لعبة بوكر Continue reading “Performance – And Performance Appraisals”