When performance is measured, performance improves. To make sure that your employees are staying focused and motivated, it is a good idea to have one-on-one performance reviews with each of the employees under your supervision. As you do so, you will know the challenges your employees are facing that could lead to a loss of motivation and, ultimately, a blow to your business. Here are some topics to discuss in performance reviews.
This step is so basic that many people easily overlook it. Simply asking your employee how he or she is doing can open up a heartfelt dialogue. Knowing about overall satisfaction can also alert you to potential stumbling blocks or depression in the near future.
Special challenges or extenuating circumstances can crush motivation. For some, this may be a troublesome employee who is difficult to work with. For others, this may be impossible goals or unrealistic deadlines. The possible challenges in a workplace are limitless, but if you aren’t aware of special, specific circumstances, company efficiency can plummet. When you know about the trials facing employees in the workplace, you will know how to help your employees.
We use goals to catalyze our progress. When employees set personal goals for themselves, they are motivated to work toward their goals. While bosses and managers may make suggestions, ultimately, the employees should set their realistic goals. Always remember to set a deadline by which a goal should be accomplished.
Suggestions for Improvement
Your employees have opinions on their working conditions. By asking what they would like to change or improve, you are exposed to fresh, helpful ideas. The more people you ask for improvement, the more positive changes you will have to implement. Each change or improvement is a step toward creating a productive, harmonious workplace.