The Job Description’s Limitations for Developing People

Exposure to a broad range of learning options—besides technical training—takes into consideration the development of the whole person and not just in the jobholder.

John sat down with Peter to conduct his dreaded annual performance appraisal; he was anxious about this interview since he had several concerns about Peter’s work. He was apprehensive about Peter’s reaction. There were four aspects of Peter’s work that John wanted to discuss. These areas are Peter’s lack of initiative, his poor interpersonal relationships with colleagues, his lack of commitment to developing his skill set, and his generally negative attitude around the office. On the positive side, John was satisfied ...

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