Four Questions to Consider in a Performance Evaluation

A good performance evaluation focuses on the one thing the rater cannot skew, him/herself. Instead of judging the inner workings of another, the rater can focus on their own perceptions. The rater can ask him/herself:

1. “Do I turn to this team member when I want extraordinary results?”

2. “Do I choose to work with this team member as much as I possibly can?”

3. “Would I promote this person today if I could?”

4. “Do I think this person has a performance problem that needs to be addressed immediately?”