Sunday, March 13, 2011

Appraisal discussion

I have seen managers shying away from appraisal discussion, and the every employee looking at the whole process as an unnecessary evil and suffering. Something that you have to do as your HR/manager has asked you to.

In my experience I have given people, good, average and even bad rating, and never had an ugly discussion. The average and bad rating have to be given in a way where people understand, what they lacked clearly, and what they need to do to achieve better ratings. Appraisal discussion are hard on those managers that do not share the good and bad the whole year, but share the wisdom only at the appraisal time.

Appraisal discussion is very important for development of people and the organization. I just hope that managers are better trained to do it, and understand the importance of it.


yogita said...

An appraisal discussion is an opportunity for subordinate and boss to understand one another better and strengthen their relationship.
A team member should always Remember that Boss & himself are on the same team working towards the same goals.
Bosses want their employees to succeed, because when they are successful, then he has done the job they were supposed to do.
So team members should also give a chance to him :) & won’t regret it.

~ ॐ ~ said...

I think the keyword in your post is "Training". Sensitization about the process and what it does is extremely important for the success of an entire appraisal cycle...