Do you remember our last week’s topic? Today, we’re going to continue the subject and go into a little bit more detail, i.e. we’re going to literally walk you through the process. Before we do that, though, why don’t you take some vocabulary exercises, just to warm you up 🙂 .
go into detail – wchodzić w szczegóły
walk sb through – przeprowadzić kogoś (krok po kroku)
Exercise 1 – vocabulary:
Put the words together to make correct phrases:
2. areas for
4. commitment to
Use some of the expressions from exercise 1 to complete the following sentences:
1. During evaluation session you’ll review your employee’s self-evaluation, go over your thoughts and ________ an appraisal or ________ to their performance
2. Avoid weak language, like ____________, and be specific about the action that caused the behavior.
3. It’s not required that the employee agrees with your appraisal but they do need to make some sort of ____________.
4. If you give employees ____________, their performance appraisal process will be a motivating experience for you and your employees
Now, watch the film and check if you were right:
Watch the film again and complete the gaps in the following fragment:
A good way to perform the appraisal is to state your appraisal results, ask for agreement and then ask for (1) ________ for future action. Open the dialogue for discussion if there are areas of disagreement. It’s not required that the employee agrees with your appraisal but they do need to make some sort of commitment to change. During times of conflict, be calm and(2) ________. Never get personal or verbally attack the employee. Agree on the timetable for (3) ________ progress towards goals during the upcoming review period. As you (4) ________ the session be sure to ask the employee if they have any questions and listen to any last comments. Emphasize your (5) ________ for the employee’s continued (6) ________ and development. Make sure the employee signs the appraisal form, and you provide the employee with a copy. If you continually monitor, appraise and document employee performance and give employees constructive feedback, their performance appraisal process will be a (7) ________ experience for you and your employees.
Word-formation – change the following verbs (V) into nouns (N) or adjectives (adj.) used in the film:
V to N:
a) evaluate – ________
b) achieve – ________
c) improve – ________
d) commit – ________
V to adj.:
e) divide – ________
f) interrupt – ________
g) reason – ________
h) measure – ________
i) achieve – ________
j) construct – ________
Now, have a look at one properly done performance appraisal:
Watch the film again and complete the sentences below:
1. We’re going to ________ this ___ by first reviewing the appraisal form from our last period.
2. I see one of the issues from last time was tardiness but you’ve really (a) ________ in that (b) ________ and I see that you haven’t been late again.
3. I’ve stepped up as a ____________.
4. I’ll make a 180° ________.
5. We agreed on what I need to work on and now it’s up to me to ________.
tardiness – opóźnienie, spóźnienie
step up – poczynić wysiłki w celu poprawy czegoś
Let’s just hope your employees don’t mess this up ;-):
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1-c); 2-f); 3-g); 4-h); 5-d); 6-a); 7-b); 8-e)
1. assign value; 2. bad attitude; 3. commitment to change; 4. constructive feedback;
(1) commitment; (2) objective; (3) reviewing; (4) conclude; (5) support; (6) growth; (7) motivating;
a)-evaluation, b)-achievement; c)-improvement; d)-commitment; e)-(un)divided; f)-(un)interrupted; g)-reasonable; h)-measurable; i)-achievable; j)-constructive
1- kick … off; 2-(a) improved, (b) area; 3- team player; 4- turnaround; 5- execute;