Deciphering Performance Appraisal Code
When you manage people, you find yourself hating to do end of the year appraisals or better yet, giving out peer feedback. When giving someone feedback, it’s important to give honest, objective feedback BUT that really limits what you can say. So, let’s imagine… that corporate choke hold wasn’t there and you could be honest at least once!
This is what the review would read…
Mike is a keen analyst and accepts new job assignments willingly. He isactive socially and approaches difficult problems with logic. He is a greatbridge builder with cross-matrix team members and considered very competent.
However, this is the real translation…
Mike is thoroughly confused and never finishes a job. He drinks heavily andfinds someone else to do the job. He likes to compromise with his team members caving in all the time. He is so competent that he is able to get work done if the supervisor helps.
Ha! If only, we could be so brutally honest. Already Sick & Tired of the management appraisals due next month. Until my next post; keep the madness at bay from Faylene, Chief Mood Strategist.
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