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Conversations About Job Performance by Michael E. Gordon

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Chapter 9

Documenting the Performance Review and Moving On

We live immersed in narrative, recounting and reassessing the meaning of our past actions, anticipating the outcome of our future projects, situating ourselves at the intersection of several stories not yet completed.1

The purpose of the performance review is to reach mutual agreement about employees’ accomplishments as well as their future goals. A detailed record of these accomplishments and a description of the action plans adopted must be prepared. This record will provide a useful reminder to both parties about the activities to which employees must devote themselves prior to their next formal performance review. Therefore, documenting the performance review serves to authenticate ...

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