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10 Minute Guide to Motivating People by Nancy Stevenson

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The Art of Giving Performance Reviews

Now that you're giving positive feedback on a regular basis, let's take a look at the periodic appraisal of performance—called a performance review— that has become a staple of business management. Typically given once or twice a year, the performance review incorporates both positive feedback and constructive criticism.

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Performance reviews are part of a performance appraisal, or the process of identifying, observing, measuring, and developing human performance in organizations. Performance appraisal was introduced in a study by Carroll and Schneir in the 1980s.

Oddly enough, even good performance reviews can be difficult to deliver. There are a few reasons for this. First, you and your employee ...

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