A performance review, whether overwhelmingly positive or somewhat disappointing, is always a great opportunity for an employee to learn, grow, and move forward in his or her career. A manager can encourage an employee to consider these questions after the review:
— How do your responsibilities support the company’s strategic plan?
— What do you consider your most important contributions and accomplishments during the review period?
— What competencies (skills, knowledge, or perspective) have been most important in achieving those accomplishments?
— What feedback have you received from coworkers and/or constituents?
— What do you need to do to enhance your performance further?
— How satisfied are you with your accomplishments during the review period?
— What have you learned that can be applied in the future?