Take a fresh look at performance reviews. Is your organization's appraisal process still relevant and effective?
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How worthwhile are your organization's performance reviews? For many people, appraisals are just a pointless "box ticking" exercise.

The principles of performance reviews are sound; it's the approach that's often outdated. Take a fresh look at the process with our article on The Five Conversations Framework.

Good quality feedback, good workplace relationships, and constructive dialogue are all essential elements of effective performance reviews. You can find out how to develop these with our articles, The Situation - Behavior - Impact Feedback Tool and How to Make "High-Quality Connections."

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The Five Conversations Framework The Five Conversations Framework

Build better working relationships with appraisals that use a series of short, structured conversations.

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The Situation - Behavior - Impact Feedback Tool The Situation - Behavior - Impact Feedback Tool

Deliver more effective feedback by focusing on specific situations and behaviors.

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How to Make High-Quality Connections How to Make "High-Quality Connections"

Develop "high-quality connections" to energize your workplace, build trust and engagement with your team, and improve productivity and happiness.

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Follow these strategies to get real results from appraisals, and avoid conflict and misunderstanding.

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In this interview, communication expert Michael Slind discusses his theory of "organizational conversation."

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Discover the "bigger picture" at your workplace, with this team-based approach to feedback.

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Speak From the Heart - Not From a Script Speak From the Heart - Not From a Script

Mind Tools editor Jo Jones explores how relationships are built on conversations, not on "box-ticking" exercises.
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Designing and carrying out a Learning Needs Analysis requires careful communication and change management, as Bob Little explains.
A Final Note

Traditional performance reviews, held once or twice a year, can be one-sided affairs with unsatisfactory follow-through. Take an honest look at your appraisal processes and, if you're just "going through the motions," it may be time to be bold and make a change!

Next week, discover a range of simple rules for delivering outstanding customer service, and find out how to overcome procrastination.

Have a great week!

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