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Performance Reviews by Christina Osbourne

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Being Objective

A manager’s personal approach to a performance review is critical to its success. Prepare yourself for the discussion by considering how you will encourage ideas, avoid bias, and focus on the important aspects of the job.

TIP

Carry out an objective review – not a subjective one.

Points to remember

  • A manager who encourages his or her team to come up with ideas will get more from them.

  • To build a creative environment, all ideas should be heard and treated with respect.

  • Many seemingly foolish ideas can lead to sensible solutions.

  • Ideas should never be criticized in public, since this will discourage people from voicing their suggestions.

Encouraging ideas

Remember that you are aiming to encourage people to come up with their ...

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