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Performance Appraisals by Diane Arthur

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5The Written Evaluation

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Learning Objectives

By the end of this chapter, you should be able to:

• Explain why written performance appraisals are so important.

• Explain why writing performance appraisals are a useful tool for maximizing effective employer-employee relations.

• Describe the importance of establishing a format.

• Identify key writing dos and don’ts.

• Select appropriate language.

Very good managers often write extremely bad performance appraisals. Here is an example, taken from a written review prepared by Rob who is an intelligent, well-respected manager working for a Fortune 500 company. When asked how he would rate his review, ...

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