Let’s Talk Teams

July 6, 2020
40 min

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

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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