Annual reviews for employers have lost some luster. Why? Because of the need for faster feedback, annual reviews have now become a confirmation of what the employee should already know.
How do you incorporate more frequent employee and supervisor reviews without spending all of your time and effort?
Start with these 3 words: START, STOP, CONTINUE
We love the start, stop, continue evaluation because it quickly gives us feedback. What is it exactly?
Start – What am I not doing that I should be doing (i.e. what should I START doing)? This is great for leaders as well as employees. As an employee, maybe you are not giving enough feedback or your opinion in meetings. This is an easy way to say ‘we want you to start actively giving feedback/opinion in meetings.’
Stop – What am I currently doing that I need to STOP doing? This is a great one as well. Maybe you are using too many tools or having too many meetings. This allows team members to quickly give feedback to team leaders. Or as an employee or member of a team, maybe you are coming in late too often. This is an easy ‘STOP.’
Continue – What are you doing that you should keep doing? As a team member, you are taking the initiative and fixing things before they are even broken. This is a great example of ‘keep doing this.’
So the next time you think you need a quick feedback session with your team, start with these 3 words: START, STOP, CONTINUE.