Performance Management Blog

Employees Should Stop Whining About Performance Reviews

Posted by Jamie Resker on Mar 7, 2011 11:03:00 AM

And do Something About it...

As the primary mechanism for delivering feedback, the annual performance review leaves much to be desired. I don’t know that reviews will ever be dumped, but I do know that managers, employees, leadership and HR don’t put a lot of stock in them.

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Topics: asking for feedback, bad managers, employee development, performance feedback, performance reviews, avoiding conflict, bad performance review

Avoiding Difficult Performance Discussions is Not Nice

Posted by Jamie Resker on Oct 18, 2010 10:06:00 PM

One of the excuses we commonly hear as a reason for not actively engaging in dialogue with employees regarding their performance is “We’re really nice at XYZ organization” or “We're non-confrontational". Translation, “We have people who are underperforming, but we’d rather not have those conversations.” Or, “It’s just easier to let the underperformance continue as is; I’ll just focus on my A and B level players.” And finally, “What would we say and how would the person on the receiving end react? We’d rather not go there.”

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Topics: difficult conversations, employee development, underperformance, performance feedback, performance management, avoiding conflict, ignoring performance issues

Providing Performance Feedback: The Right Thing To Do

Posted by Jamie Resker on Jan 16, 2010 5:06:00 PM

Do You Work for One of Those Nice Organizations That Avoids Conflict?

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Topics: avoiding the difficult conversations, termiting under performing employees, avoiding conflict, performance improvement plans