Friday, January 13, 2012

That darn performance review

Sweaty palms time? Anita Bruzzese, Gannett, says try to stay ahead of the curve when it’s time to be “evaluated.”

Reviews where the boss rambles on and you have no idea what you did or did not do or should so are worthless.

Maybe you can scout around before the review and get some feedback, Ask your team members. How am I doing this year?

Don’t get defensive when criticism is given.

If something is mentioned that could benefit from more training—ask can the company help with that.

If you think the boss is sugarcoating and there must be SOMETHING wrong, ask the boss to be honest.

Ask, “Can you think of a couple of things I could work on?”

Back when I had employees, I don’t think anyone ever asked me that. I wonder what I would have thought.

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