It doesn't matter if you are in a business or a church/ministry...yearly performance reviews are the norm. But are they necessarily the best. I appreciate Phil Cooke's thoughts on it, in his latest blog post:
If you store things up and do the "yearly dump" I think it creates many more hard feelings. Employees need to be reviewed, encouraged, and corrected. But do it as the problems (or good stuff) happens. Don't wait until they've forgotten what the reprimand was about in the first place.(read the whole post HERE)
Phil communicates what I have been thinking for a long time. It may be necessary to document performance for the employment file, but in terms of actual usefulness, it is better to receive (both for the employee and the organization) real time feedback.
What do you think?