We’ve all heard the story of the “emperor who wore no clothes”. All too often we fool ourselves into thinking we are hot stuff but the perception (and maybe the reality) of our employees is totally different. So how do we get an honest opinion of management’s (our) performance? This Procedure shows you how to see yourself through your “Employee’s Eyeglasses” …
Have your employees do an evaluation on you, the owner, every six months. No names should be attached to these so you will get open and honest answers. The opinions of your employees will open your eyes on things you may have overlooked.
I always had my employees fill out two evaluations during our six month performance review sessions. One was a form evaluating themselves (which always made for very interesting reading) and the other was an evaluation of me as a manager and leader. (Which usually made for some very depressing reading!) This idea of the worker evaluating you works well if you promise (and stick to) that there will be no recriminations on your part.
P.S. How do you keep tabs on your own efficiency? And your managers?? Please share your techniques below in the comments.
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