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201 GREAT IDEAS for Your SMALL BUSINESS, Third Edition by Jane Applegate

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GREAT 21 IDEA: Ask Your Staff to Evaluate You

Good managers are expected to evaluate their employees carefully at least once a year. These formal performance evaluations are used for awarding salary increases and promotions or for documenting problems prior to termination.

Great managers should be confident and open enough to reverse roles and let their employees evaluate them once a year. Asking your employees to rate your performance is not as scary as you'd think, and you will gain valuable insight.

In addition, human resources experts say that most unhappy employees quit rather than complain about their manager to their manager, so soliciting honest input from your staff may prevent a valuable employee from leaving.

The simplest way to collect ...

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