How can I (an employee) benefit from performance reviews and performance management?
Obviously the degree to which you, the employee, benefit from your performance reviews and/or the performance management process depends on how well the whole process is handled. Let's focus on the benefits you can receive when you work for a good manager, who understands and undertakes performance reviews effectively, and also, let's assume that you want to benefit and participate in good faith.
Here's a list of some of the benefits you can gain from being that active participation in the reviewing performance.
- learn what is expected from you in specific terms (reduces guessing and helps you steer your own work and job performance)
- know where you stand (this should be throughout the entire year)
- recieve help from your manager in terms of improving performance (performance reviews aren't just about going over the past)
- have your questions answered about your job
- learn how your specific job tasks and performance fit into the overall function of the work unit or department and how you contribute to the company
- receive recognition for what you have achieved and done well