Setting the scene
Imagine the scene... your annual performance review is due tomorrow afternoon. Lots of new projects have kicked off in the last few months and you have been working your socks off. Work is still very chaotic and busy which means you have very little time to do much preparation for your review.
So you take the paperwork for the review home and spend a quick 30 minutes jotting some notes down on what you feel have been the highlights over the last year for you, your team and your department. The day of the performance review dawns bright and sunny. Eventually the afternoon rolls round, and you make your way to your bosses office on the 5th floor.
As you open the door you notice they have a neatly stapled 360 degree appraisal with full colour graphs waiting on their desk for you. In addition, they have got personal feedback from key customers. Their performance review style is good and they have clearly taken the course in delivering effective but constructive feedback.