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is865900230 performance review lgTo say that the pandemic has changed working conditions would be a colossal understatement. And, as much as many of us would like to rip the year 2020 from our collective memories, the new ways of working, leading, and managing it brought us will probably persist for some time.

Performance reviews are definitely at the top of that list.

You see, as an important component of team leadership, employee evaluations help set the stage for performance improvements in small and large teams. Before conducting your periodic performance reviews for your team this year, perhaps it’s time to adjust the evaluation process.

Many standard evaluation processes reflect in-office observations and may not accurately identify some of the great things your employees have accomplished while away from the office environment.

As you look through your evaluation tools, identify evaluation prompts that may need to be updated. For example, communication skills for your team may be different than before.

Sticky note:

Employee evaluations should change to reflect business practices!

What part of your periodic review processes supports new virtual working expectations?

Have you redefined what an effective communicator or team contributor looks like? Is electronic communication even more important? Do team members reach out effectively to complete their work?

There’s no “one size fits all” approach to personnel evaluations.

There’s no “one size fits all” approach to personnel evaluations. As a leader or virtual team member, effective assessments are one of the characteristics of a strong work culture. Your team’s performance may need to be redefined. If you have moved from an in-office culture to a remote routine, your work habits have changed, and your assessment characteristics need to change along with your business practices.

-courtesy Dr. Christopher Wells!