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Conducting Performance Appraisals

— Going Beyond Filling Out the Form —

An effective performance appraisal should answer two important questions every employee has: "How am I doing?" and "In what way can I strengthen?" In reality, however, many employees and managers alike feel that appraisals are a paperwork exercise that is not as meaningful as it could be. The performance appraisal is often seen as something that works more successfully in principle than in practice.

Conducting Performance Appraisals goes beyond "filling out the form" and helps managers transform the value they and employees receive from their performance appraisal. This is accomplished by exploring the appraisal as a process, not an event, and applying meaningful dialogue and discussion to the entire experience. Videotaped practice is included.