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Essential Meeting Blueprints for Managers by Sharlyn Lauby

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Common challenges when discussing performance

It might be tempting to think the biggest challenge with employee performance meetings is the employee. But in reality, it's the manager. Specifically, the manager's reluctance to discussing performance.

When performance is good, often managers think there's no need to take time out of everyone's busy day to talk about it. The thought is that employees should know their performance is good. And while that might be true, it can be very beneficial to discuss good performance anyway. Reinforcing good performance brings more than a confirmation. It provides recognition and creates engagement.

On the flip side, when managers need to discuss a not-so-good performance situation, they might have a tendency to ...

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