Preparation is key to allow for a free flowing discussion. Preparing notes in advance in a mind map provides structure to the meeting and ensures you can capture information throughout the discussion quickly and easily.
Preparatory notes should include information on the points to be discussed at the meeting and a mind map format means you can add to previous meetings so you can refer to them when needed as well. For example, if the performance reviews are held quarterly, you can have branches in your map for each quarter and build up throughout the year.
The preparatory notes allow you to prepare key points of feedback you want to bring up in the meeting.
Following the feedback discussion, you can move onto short and long term objectives. Capturing these in a mind map ensures you can turn them into actionable tasks later.
A free flowing discussion facilitates honest feedback from both employee and employer but there should also be some structure to the meeting and setting out some set questions around what is working, what isn’t working and questions around an individual role help to shape future plans.
The purpose of a performance review is to create actionable plans which can be put into place both in the short and long term for the benefit of the employee and the organisation.
Capturing all of the information from the review in a mind map in MindGenius lets you turn any points into tasks which can be assigned, monitored and managed.
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