Adequately Prepare and Train Your Managers To Optimize The Performance Review Process

Adequately Prepare and Train Your Managers To Optimize The Performance Review ProcessManaging the performance of another individual is not an easy task and requires many skills. Training may be required to ensure managers feel adequately prepared to effectively complete all the tasks related to performance management. This is especially the case for newly promoted supervisors. Managers need to understand human behavior, how to motivate, how to develop, provide coaching and deal with conflict. To a great extent, managers must be observers and able to assess a situation, provide motivation an...

Begin with Performance Planning To Optimize The Performance Review Process

Begin with Performance Planning To Optimize The Performance Review ProcessUsing established goals as a basis, performance planning sets the stage for the year by communicating objectives, and setting an actionable plan to guide the employee to successfully achieve goals. Performance planning, as with all other steps, is a collaborative process between the manager and employee, although there will always be some elements that are non-negotiable. Begin with the job description and identify major job expectations; expectations then can be clarified for each major area. Under each ke...