I’ve written previous posts on performance management. For example, this post on setting performance objectives for the year. Did you follow my advice?
If so, you should be in decent shape for writing your performance reviews now.
I’ve also written about how important performance management is to an organization’s success, and how poorly managers do it. So, assess your own performance as a manager at the same time you assess your employees.
- Have you worked to improve as a manager?
- What techniques and tools have worked for you?
- What do you still have trouble with?
If you still have room for improvement (and which of us does not?), there’s another year ahead of us. Perhaps in 2014, you can
- set better objectives,
- follow through more frequently, and
- engage and recognize your employees more effectively.
That way, you will retain your good employees, and your organization will be more productive.
Best wishes for a successful 2014!