In This Chapter
Getting ready: gathering all the proper documents
Reviewing your objectives
Deciding what you’ll say
Choosing a meeting time and location
The key to a successful appraisal review meeting is in the planning. Many performance review discussions go awry because the manager is not prepared—and the same goes for the employee. Some managers barely complete the appraisal forms and written comments in time for the employee meeting, not putting in the required planning ahead of time. The meeting with the employee then becomes disorganized, confusing, and perhaps even confrontational, and intent and control of the meeting are both lost. Careful thought about the meeting and your employee’s data beforehand ...