Its Time of Year: staff evaluations

Today I finished meeting with each of my staff for their yearly evaluations. Here are some basic thoughts on the process:

    • Nothing that is communicated in these meetings should be a surprise to anyone I lead.
    • It is a great opportunity to celebrate the great job they have done during the past 12 months.
    • It is the time to discuss goals for the next year.
    • The documents that they complete need to be filled with content so that persons on the committees that review them can have as much information as needed.
    • Weekly communication should be the place where evaluation takes place…not the designated yearly meeting.

I have the privilege of working with a great team and the yearly evaluations are a great tool, however, the weekly meetings are much more effective.