This is the third in a series of posts discussing management skills. If you haven’t already, please refer to the introduction first.
This topic of Performance Reviews will have several articles discussing several aspects of the process.
What are Performance Reviews?
These are a periodical process where every person in the company will be reviewed for the quality of their work. The person performing the review is normally their direct manager. Together with the person reviewed they will discuss the strengths and weaknesses, points to keep and improve, and goals for the future.
Each company handles this sensitive topic differently, but some are common. Employees seem to hate the process of being reviewed, team leaders seem to hate reviewing their friends and colleagues, and executives will often fail in understanding the results. HR will always praise its value, but the company as a whole will often fail in following through. Performance reviews are hard but everyone involved can benefit from having them.