IV. Performance review and planning
H. Conducting the year-end discussion
Schedule the review meeting in advance and have all materials prepared before the meeting. Meet in a quiet, private place with no interruptions. Keep the discussion simple, direct and relaxed. Listen, exchange information, reach a clear understanding, and follow-up. Schedule the follow-up meetings before ending the discussion.
Don't let the review form or procedure become more important than the exchange between the supervisor and employee.
Evaluate the review and planning process: Is communication improved? Has personal and/or professional growth occurred as a result? Will work be more productive? Did the review and planning process foster a positive work environment? Was there a productive discussion of the work being reviewed? Were there any surprises in the formal review?
last revised: 7/1/2007
last reviewed: 2/20/2012