By Frank Benest | Jul 6, 2020
Dear Frank –
I’m an administrative services manager in a large special district. I have five direct reports who are talented and mostly want to be challenged and grow. Once a year I’m required to complete a performance evaluation for each of my direct reports and then meet individually with them to review the evaluation. What a waste of time! I hate performance evaluations!
This annual ritual sucks the life out of me as well as my employees. In addition, when I meet with an employee to go over the review, the staff person seems to get defensive even if it is a mostly good performance review.
I can’t avoid the performance evaluation. However, do you have any suggestions to make it a better and more energizing experience?
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