For a performance review to run smoothly, both parties must agree on the items to be discussed. Alter your agenda to include some of the employee’s ideas, explain how you will agree on future objectives, and check that you have included all the important issues.
Focus on issues that are relevant to the objectives of the entire team.
Avoid being sidetracked by excessive or minor detail.
To ensure that the employee feels involved in the discussion you are about to have, ask them to add their own points to the agenda. Compare the importance of your agenda items with the topics that they wish to cover, and be prepared to change your agenda to accommodate them. Even if you regard their issues as ...