The Key to Good Performance Reviews: FYI

It’s performance review time of year. Last year when I did them I’d been at work for, oh, let’s see, um, 3 DAYS! So last year’s focused on goals. This year’s reviews will be about performance objectives, and for this I turn to The Good Book of performance reviews: FYI: For Your Improvement. This book is worth the price–worth twice the price, actually (it used to cost more…). It does a great job of objectifying behavior so you can make suggestions and criticism without appearing to insult the person. It says things like “leadership looks like x. Do more of y to develop x. Do less of z.” I borrowed a copy from our HR Dept, so you may have one on campus already.

3 Responses to “The Key to Good Performance Reviews: FYI”

  1. kdghty said:

    Mar 04, 09 at 7:56 pm

    i got one from ebay at less than half price

  2. rufusb said:

    Mar 05, 09 at 9:32 am

    It works well with sane people. With crazy people…not so much.

  3. admin said:

    Mar 05, 09 at 2:10 pm

    Yes, as with most everything, one needs to assume rationality… 🙂

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