Performance appraisals are often dreaded tasks for managers and anxiety-provoking discussions for employees. Yet, when conducted with the intention of having a two-way conversation that presents a balance between the business goals and an honest assessment of the employee's performance, progress and growth can be achieved. Improvement goals should be identified and monitored through timely and appropriate feedback. Critical to the success of any performance appraisal process is ongoing feedback, with diplomatic responses given, in a timely manner.
In this session, you will:
Presenter: Lynn Ludwig, Ph.D., Associate Professor of English, UW-Stevens Point
- Learn how to set, and articulate, goals for performance
- Practice communication strategies to use with your superiors, when projects and resources are not on target.
- Role play employee and manager discussions, in performance evaluations.
- Identify areas for change, in your organization.
- Determine strategies to build company morale