In this video, learn how to explain to employees why reviews are helpful after a stressful year.
- Wow, 2020. I mean, there's almost nothing else to say. Many of you are approaching virtual performance appraisals for the first time. That's challenging enough. Add onto that the reason why. Because of the global pandemic, many of us are now working from home so that we can maintain social distance. The pandemic has also caused massive disruption. We've dealt with loved ones getting sick and dying. Kids have had to do school over video from their kitchens while parents, who have full-time jobs, are supposed to supervise. There's been social unrest and violence all over the US and the world. Oh, and don't forget the fires in Australia and Western US. Then there's the uncertainty. We don't know when, or if, anything is going back to normal or what the world on the other side of this will be like. So it's a lot and I want to give you some tools to conduct a virtual performance appraisal in this very challenging time. As a manager, your most important role is to care, to show up. Use this performance appraisal conversation, virtual and all, as a way to do that. It's also important for your people that you both take a pause and process what happened this year. Use this time to point out their amazing strengths and the fortitude they might have shown during this crisis. Doing performance appraisals helps you put a period on the year. If your person had a bad year, it helps to get it behind them. If they had a good year, they deserve a moment to celebrate. I know this is tough, I get it. Know that you're not alone and you don't have to invent all the strategies you need. In this course, I'm going to share with you tools, mindsets, and strategies, so you'll go into your virtual performance reviews with more confidence and the possibility of having a powerful conversation with your employees to help them develop themselves and build their careers, no matter what happens.