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Performance Communication

Effective performance feedback is critical to the success of the college and the individual employee. A strong performance communication process:

  • helps employees improve what they do and how they do it, enabling them to give greater support to the goals of their department and the college;
  • fosters an environment of continuous feedback and professional growth;
  • creates a shared understanding of the skills and abilities or the demonstrated "know how" necessary to be successful on the job;
  • gives employees the opportunity to access their own performance and describe their contributions; and
  • provides employees with an action plan to develop the skills and behaviors that will ensure their success and the success of the unit.

The Performance Communication Process

Performance Planning
  • Meet with the employee and establish performance objectives
  • Identify key responsibilities; align with unit objectives
  • Create a shared understanding of the skills for success
Performance Progress Meetings
  • Monitor progress on key responsibilities and execution of skills for success
  • Conduct progress meetings and coaching discussions
  • Document what was discussed and agreed to
Performance Evaluation
  • Prepare to meet with the employee by reviewing the employee's self-evaluation
  • Complete the performance evaluation
  • Summarize the employee's accomplishments and development areas
  • Review performance evaluation with the employee
  • Discuss strengths and developmental needs and agree upon individual development plans

For more detailed information on performance management, please view our Performance Management presentation.