Okay, everyone, it’s here: Performance review season.
As we’ve said many times before, this time of year isn’t always one that managers and employees look forward to. After all, there are many different theories on how performance management should be done or not done. There are ways that managers should talk to employees and ways they definitely shouldn’t during conversations about performance. And let’s not forget about the role employees have in all of this.
The list goes on and on.
So, rather than provide you with something else to mull over, we decided to have a little fun instead.
Here’s a video of things managers say during coaching and feedback conversations.
We hope you enjoyed our fun, light-hearted take on things managers say during feedback and coaching conversations. The truth is, yes, the “once-a-year” approach to performance reviews isn’t fun.
Here’s another truth: It doesn’t have to be this way.
By encouraging regular, ongoing conversations with employees, managers can spend more time offering continuous coaching and feedback on performance, ensuring goals are on target, and focusing on ongoing employee development.
In fact, we have a great three-part series on how to make ongoing performance management a reality to help you get on your way. And to help managers give truly helpful and valuable feedback, we've put together a few templates and a list of tips to guide coaching conversations.
If any of these things managers say sound familiar or if you have a personal favorite, let us know in the comments section!