Performance Reviews – Everybody Hates Them!

As we approach the end of the year many companies instruct their managers to conduct performance reviews. So this seems an appropriate topic for this week.


Enjoy it, whether it’s a new idea or a reminder for you! I hope you find value in it.


Who likes performance reviews?


I’d venture to say performance review time is stressful for pretty much everyone, reviewer and reviewee alike. Since it’s been generally accepted that these reviews are key to performance measurement and improvement, we’ve done them. Most of the time we haven’t thought a lot about alternatives.


Here’s a lady with a different idea. Ditch performance reviews and conduct monthly “check-ins”. In these check-ins she and her managers ask 3 questions. I’ll let Jessica Rovello, co-founder of Arkadium , explain what those questions are in this 64-second video .


They’re pretty effective questions, and Jessica reports that performance improves as a result of asking them.


After all, performance measurement should improve performance – right? I’m pretty sure morale improves as well, and that’s always a good thing.


Enjoy Jessica’s quick look at Arkadium’s alternative to performance reviews.

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