Human Resources · Leadership · People

Rethinking Performance Reviews

The annual performance review is something that can cause stress for both managers and staff members. In this episode, Nancy and Sarah offer some tips and suggestions for rethinking the way you provide feedback and support to your staff or volunteers. They talk about how to reframe the review as something designed to leave each member of the team feeling significant, recognized, and appreciated, while also feeling like they can grow. You will finish listening with ideas on how you can make feedback a regular and natural part of your communication. 

Question to reflect on before you listen:
What comes to mind when you think about performance reviews you have received in the past? How much did they influence your performance?

  1. What resonated with you about this conversation? What would you like to take back to your organization?
  2. How might you strengthen your performance review practice so it better influences how staff members learn and grow?
  3. How might you use regular check-ins to make feedback a regular and natural part of your communication?

Word of the week: Review

“Review” can be thought of as “re” + “view,” as in to see again or see in a different way. You might focus your viewing on the past or the future. How might you use re+view to rethink how you think about performance reviews?

What do you think?