The Growth and Development Meeting

For all employees on the team, the growth and development meeting should be the cornerstone of commitment to their development. The meeting is a minimum of one hour every year in order to discuss the employee’s areas of strengths and areas for improvement. This is not to be confused with the annual review. The annual review is a meeting with a report stating how the employee performed; the growth and development meeting is a dialogue where four areas are discussed at length:

(1) strengths from the employee’s and the manager’s views, (2) areas to improve from the employee’s and the manager’s view, (3) career goals short, mid, and long term, (4) how they can get there using the tool called the growth and development ...

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