Yes, I’ve written about quarterly performance reviews several times in the past but they are so valuable it is important to reiterate them. We like to ask four simple questions, adapted from a Patrick Lencioni book:
- What did you accomplish?
- What are you going to accomplish next?
- How can you improve?
- How are you following the values (provide anecdotes)?
Quarterly performance reviews provide a great time to spend an hour with each direct report and manager, recapping the quarter and talking about the future. It really is a valuable time to reinforce company alignment. I recommend quarterly performance reviews.