What can you do to make sure your first (or next) performance review is a positive one? You should just focus on your work and let your hard-earned talents and intelligence shine, right? Wrong. Many people assume that their bosses will know and remember everything they’ve done. But this is unlikely to be the case: Research finds that people overestimate the extent to which their accomplishments are noticed and remembered by others. Bosses are likely to be particularly bad at remembering their employees’ accomplishments because they may have multiple employees, as well as their own goals to focus on.
Performance reviews can be nerve wracking, but they’re important for ensuring your boss recognizes your value. Here are three tips for these anxiety-inducing conversations:
The truth is, performance reviews aren’t always fair. Think back to when you were hired for your current role. It’s important to understand that these elements of your performance will take time to build, and you will regularly have to maintain them if you want to continue to be evaluated positively.
Sanner, B. and Evans, K. (2021, April). Do the Words “Performance Review” Scare You? Harvard Business Review.
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