4 Ways to Avoid the Worthless Annual Performance Review and Give Valuable Feedback

Its the time of year for something both employees and bosses dread: the performance review.

An employee walks into his supervisor's office for his scheduled 15-minute review. The boss looks down at his notes and tries to remember how the employee did on a project that finished nine months ago. The employee tries not to yawn as he listens to comments that are no longer relevant to what hes currently working on.

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Once the review has gone on for an appropriate amount of time, the employee goes back to his desk and both he and the supervisor forget about it.

This type of unproductive annual perfor