We all sympathize with employees facing performance reviews. No one likes to be evaluated, especially by their boss, and the entire ordeal can be quite nerve-racking. What we forget, however, is that the same feeling of dread employees experience at this time is also (at least in part) felt by their bosses.
You should be a bit more animated when conducting performance reviews.
Addressing an employee’s shortcomings is awkward, and doing so while maintaining good will is a huge challenge. Nonetheless, performance reviews are necessary. They help determine compensation, hold employees accountable, and, when done correctly, increase worker productivity. (more…)