5 reasons you could be giving bad performance reviews. #5 – disconnected from results

Let’s Talk Teams


February 8, 2022


6 min
Performance reviews are hard, but the fact that not every area of evaluation is objective will make them harder, and even feel unfair to team members. In this episode Michael and Chris talk about ways to counter manager bias and make a review feel more balanced to the team member.

Show Notes:

Every manager has different biases, and that makes performance reviews difficult for team members. What one manager values may be different than what another values. This is problematic, since most people don’t have strict numerical goals that are easily evaluated. In this episode Michael and Chris talk honestly about these realities and they share a couple ideas of how to build trust by giving rich, real-time feedback.

Related blog post:Let’s Radically Rethink Year-End Reviews by Uptick

Course mentioned in the podcast:“How to Give a Great Performance Review” by Uptick

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You can follow Chris at @chriszaugg and Michael @jmichaelprobert

Let’s Talk Teams is a podcast by Uptick the one-on-one tool that helps managers and their team members change vague meetings into meaningful conversations.