(photo: Two days ago from just outside the Napa Room. Also, she is a he. True story. Taking solace.)
The boss said these four things about her:
In a world full of cookie cutters, she is a craftswoman. No one:
- Works harder
- Thinks deeper
- Cares more
- Reaches higher
Art is that.
Caring more than the others.
(photo: Stop. Conforming. To. The. Way. We. Have. Always. Done. It. Please.)
Her boss wants her to write a bunch of examples showcasing how great her performance was for the past year.
She really doesn’t want to do it because:
- It will not influence her pay
- No one will ever read it after the annual work review is completed
- Shouldn’t her boss already know how amazing she is?
A once a year performance appraisal is perhaps one of the biggest crocks in the western hemisphere.
When a teen violates a curfew, the parent doesn’t wait until the end of the year to go over it.
Parents are very busy people, just like bosses.
Figure it out people. Figure it out.
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Do annual employee performance reviews use criteria only the leader knows?
Or is it crystal clear – with no surprises and no tension – because everything is transparent and authentic?
Person 1: Are you ready for your annual work evaluation?
Person 2: Yes.
Person 1: Do you write a lot of stuff about how great you are on the self evaluation forms?
Person 2: Yes… but it doesn’t matter.
Person 1: Then why do you write so much stuff?
Person 2: So I can look back and have a record of all the stuff I did.
Person 1: Ok.