If you’re fortunate enough to have employees, how do
you know that you’re getting their full potential? At my
company, we rely on periodic performance reviews.
Employee reviews can be nerve-racking — while it’s always
great to give, and receive, compliments on a job well done,
it’s less pleasant to discuss weaknesses.
Traditional review methods, or “competency assessments,”
tend to create stress for both reviewer and reviewee.
We handle the process differently.
The sole purpose of our review is to help employees
work closer to their potential. Anything I can do to promote
that dominates the review process. I concentrate on
how employees can move forward instead of what
they’ve done wrong.