We are again in the midst of a popular time for annual appraisals at the moment; we see a sudden uplift in interest in creating efficient on-line performance appraisal processes.
As ever, we advise and guide clients as to what good practice looks like when conducting the annual appraisals, but increasingly we are having discussions around what should happen in-between the annual reviews….i.e. those 12 months from one review to the next…!
Not unsuprisingly, we suggest that there should be more frequent reviews over the course of the year, coupled with more forward looking conversations about what needs to happen in order for performance to improve.
Invariably for performance to improve, there has to be feedback; there has to be comment on how someone is performing in the moment, in order to raise their self-awareness and enable them to decide to do things differently.
If someone you were coaching was running a marathon and they wanted to achieve their best possible time, how often would you give this feedback? At the end of the race or as they ran?