Appraisals are crucial to track and monitor employee performance, justify incentives and align towards organization’s goals.
1. Be Gradual
Monitor and feedback to employees consistently. Reduce the surprises they will get from just one appraisal session.
2. Counter Balance
Cheerlead them for their efforts, but also talk about
3. People Development
Make effort to develop strengths & improve weaknesses.
Ask if individuals want to contribute in areas they are strong in.
Ask for opinions and respect their choices.
6. Be Tactful
Be sensitive of the underlying messages that will bring to individuals.
7. Build Relationships
Build relationships outside the premise of work.
8. Outside Office
Check in with employees outside company premise,
makes it more personal and relaxed.
Use “we” instead of you. Conveys a team collaborative notion and attitude.
Listen and understand the context, do not get defensive.
2. Open Mind
Go in with an open mind to see discussion as something useful for the career at large.
Remember that your appraiser is also your colleague and team mate.
4. Don't be shy
Ask questions and talk things without fear of being reprimanded.
5. Understand the Question
Take time to understand before answering defensively (you are not walking into a bargaining situation).
Ask for chances for personal and career development, it shows good attitude and enthusiasm.
Look at the areas that you can positively contribute based on your strengths.
8. Negative Comments
Listen, understand and clarify, always look at the comments from a problem solving angle.
Take back valid points and be self reflective upon them.
10. Bring up issues anytime
Feel free to highlight issues anytime and not just during the appraisal period.
By : Dr Shawn Ee
BSc. BPsych. DPsych.(Clinical), Clinical Psychologist & Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist