The world in which we operate is changing almost daily… Technology is continuously changing… The workforce is changing… The environment is changing… Legislation is changing… Customer requirements are changing… The competition is changing… Globalization has made the world a smaller place and while access to information and new technologies have become easier, this is equally true for customers’ access to alternative suppliers. Since many of these changes are not necessarily within your direct control, the question to ask yourself is what to do when everything is changing? The reality is that the only way to effectively respond and ensure that you remain relevant and stay ahead of the pack, is to continuously improve.
It is that time of the year again where many of our clients are getting ready to complete their annual performance appraisal cycle. This is a process that (in many companies) seem to bring with it feelings of dread, when in fact getting honest, clear and constructive feedback is critical for personal development and realizing your full potential. It should therefore be welcomed and embraced with excitement.
Whether you are required to give feedback or to receive feedback, here are some guidelines to help you get the most out of your performance appraisal process:
Beating the performance feedback blues