Template for Performance Reviews

The best performance reviews happen when managers build productive relationships


Despite an organization’s best efforts to set managers up for success for performance reviews, one of the most crucial pieces is often overlooked-the relationship between a manager and their employee.

If the goal of a performance review is to improve your employees’ performance, you need managers who understand their employees’ individual strengths, motivations, and values.

This guide was developed to provide managers with a framework to conduct performance reviews in a meaningful way, and that shows they care about their employees’ growth and wellbeing. In it, we provide 6 things managers can do all year long and in the days leading up to a review to cultivate a healthy relationship and review process:

  • Defining your (healthier) purpose
  • Preparing a thoughtful agenda and scheduling in advance
  • Focusing on the relationship
  • Choosing your communication style wisely
  • Setting goals and following through
  • Creating a frequency that lasts all year

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