In defense of meaningful performance reviews. (Hint: It takes some work.)

Let’s Talk Teams


July 6, 2020


40 min
All too often performance reviews are done because it’s corporate policy, not because they are helpful. Michael and Chris discuss why a meaningful performance review are can be a powerful tool for both managers and team members, and how we can think creatively to turn a review on its head.

Show Notes:

Are reviews simply a necessary evil? Can they be made easier? SHOULD they be made easier? Michael and Chris talk about how thoughtful, meaningful performance reviews can be an opportunity for both a manager and their team member to grow professionally and personally. It’s not the easiest path, but the investment in time and effort pays off in the long run.

Related podcast: How we’re taking the dread out of performance reviews.

You can follow Michael on Twitter at @jmichaelprobert and Chris at @chriszaugg.


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