Performance Management / HR

Performance management: Communicating expectations and evaluations

Performance management starts on an employee’s first day.

A new employee gets a lot of attention when first joining the fold: orientation, onboarding, meetings, and probably even a welcome lunch. But how much attention does this employee receive throughout the entire arc of their career with this company? How much better, longer or more mutually satisfying could the employee’s tenure be if the communication between employer and employee was ongoing and targeted to set clear expectations, identify opportunities, and elicit the best possible performance?

For that matter, what about all that first-day attention? Is it enough? Is it the right kind? Does it set the employee up to perform well and consistently?  How about when things go wrong? How does an employer effect change in a weak performance? And what about keeping the strong performer challenged and motivated?

How employers communicate expectations and evaluations can mean the difference between excellence and mediocrity.

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About the Author: Joe Galvin

Joe Galvin is the Chief Research Officer for Vistage Worldwide. Vistage members receive the most credible, data-driven and actionable thought leadership on the strategic issues facing CEOs. Through collaboration with the Vistage community of…

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