Reimagining performance in organizations results in astounding leaps in focus, growth and productivity. "There are alternatives, and it might be easier than you think." This scoop summarizes how it works, from HopeLab.
"Like Adobe, we have also dismantled the traditional performance review and replaced it with ...the Annual Conversation... It's intended to inspire ...generative conversation about performance ...at a deeper level than might occur in regular supervision meetings throughout the year, " says Chris Marcell Murchison, Vice President Staff Development & Culture at HopeLab
As a result, some staff, including managers, make astounding leaps in focus, growth and productivity.”
Results “Our staff look forward to their Annual Conversations and the impact on our culture has been profound. Employees report that they feel seen, heard, appreciated, and supported. As a result, some staff, including managers, make astounding leaps in focus, growth and productivity.”
How it works:
Questions We've created questions to help guide Annual Conversations. …We crowdsource questions from the entire organization and employees can add any questions they like to the basic list.
"What are you working on when you feel the most purposeful?
Why is this activity meaningful to you?"
"What would you attempt to do in the next year if you knew you could not fail?
Location Employees choose a location for the meeting.
Time …Typically most last anywhere from two to four hours. …The manager and employee to decide what works best for them.
Non-evaluation The Annual Conversation is not an evaluation of past performance; it's a chance to reflect [and] understand… what's working and what's not, with an eye to setting future goals and enhancing growth and performance. There are no lgrades or performance rankings of any sort.
Merit …The Annual Conversation is not coupled to merit or incentive pay. These decisions are made separately and communicated outside the framework of the Annual Conversation.
Manager. There is nothing for her to prepare. [Her role is to] focus her attention on her direct report, listen, and ask questions to help deepen reflection.
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