August 9, 2011 Tessa Duckett
Does your company complete mid-year reviews? Do you know what you are getting on your end of year review, or is it a surprise? Maybe, how we think we are doing, management thinks otherwise. Do we go through the entire year thinking we are doing great, with nothing to improve on, we are just steady-eddy.
If we do not have monthly, or at least quarterly feedback, how are we to improve? So it’s the beginning of August , time to sit down with your boss and have a conversation. Here is a list of 4 topics to ask at a mid-year review.
1. What’s going well?
This is the time to ask what you are doing right. This is where all your wins are listed. These are the successes you have had, the projects or tasks you’ve completed, any measurements or results exceeded, and your team’s wins as well.
2. What needs work?
This is where your opportunities are discussed. Hopefully, you understand your opportunities and needs for improvement. Don’t just come in with a list of weaknesses, come in with an action plan on things you are doing to improve We will always have opportunities, but how you work to strengthen them is good for your development.
3. What are your peers and others saying about you?
A great way to react to feedback, is to ask for it up front from your peers and other managers, besides your current supervisor. This gives you a different perspective, and will help you to become more well-rounded.
4. What do you need from your boss?
A time to give your boss feedback. What they are doing well, and what they could improve on for your development. Be professional and thoughtful, this is a chance for your boss to grow as well
Mid-year review tie is a time to reconnect with your boss, yourself, and to keep ou on track for that “Outstanding” review,