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Management  Bites Module #3:  Perfect  Performance Reviews

Can you make performance reviews engaging and valued by your team?


You’ve probably seen or read at least one article about the performance review being dead. About how people find them de motivating and disengaging and that companies are throwing them out.  What these articles don’t always make clear is that it’s only one type of performance review that doesn’t work.


The once a year review when it’s the only time that employees get feedback.


Of course that type of review doesn’t work. Imagine playing the piano for a year to be told at the end that you haven’t played enough sonnets, or made mistakes in your playing in the first 6 months. No bonus for you and no chance for you to fix it because it happened in the past.


In fact even companies like Google still use the end of year review to calculate pay increases or bonuses. BUT this shouldn’t mean that performance is ONLY discussed at that point. And that’s what needs to die. The annual performance review when employees hear for the first time how they did all year.  This needs to stop.


But there are ways to make performance reviews work, so they are engaging, useful and a process people value. Here’s what the more progressive companies are doing to transform the process:


Annual performance reviews should be thrown out, but discussing performance should not!



“I found the whole workshop interesting”.


“Brings together some tools I know, but from a slightly different angle. Helps to clarify how to choose tools effectively”.


“How to tailor your reviews”.

Companies who have run this module include:


What attendees said they found useful:


“Tools for creating a better environment around reviews and don’t forget feedback!”


“Given other discussion tools to be tried when I get one of those ‘too hard’ discussions regarding performance”.

Performance Performance Reviews:

Workshop Content


For managers who need to complete perfor­mance reviews, this workshop covers how to avoid the traps and make review conversations engaging. You will cover:


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You can’t always get managers together for a workshop - or you may just have one or two managers who would like to complete this  training - so the online module is the way to do this.

Comprising of a number of video’s to watch, quizzes to take, case studies to analyse and actions to make - this module is interactive and the next best thing to coming to the workshop itself.  Priced at just NZ$45 or GBP£22 per person.


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Want a facilitated workshop but without the cost of having someone externally come in to run it? Try a self-run workshop instead! These are designed for anyone to be able to ‘lead’ the workshop.

The Workshop ‘Lead’ has access to a special online module which has videos to play during the workshop, and then guidelines on how to run a discussion following the video. They also have some special training sections run by Angela Atkins to prepare them to lead the workshop.

This also helps build training and facilitation skills for the Workshop ‘Lead’. An extremely cost effective solution at NZ$95/ GBP£45 per person for a workshop so you can run it for just a few managers or for many! The price includes:

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