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.
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 ...