Performance reviews are no longer what they were once. The laws of work have evolved, and so has the evaluation process. During this global pandemic and fast-forward to a couple of years later, the working model has changed massively. Remember how you used to worry about your performance review for days and prepare for the big day with anxiety, well the stress and anticipation are still there in remote working, though the approach of the format is different. The main purpose is to gather feedback from your client or supervisor and develop the best plan of action for improvement.
So the question is how to achieve success in your remote evaluation process. Here are five strategies that you can use to set yourself up for success:
1. Make a list of your accomplishment: Depending on your role and position your achievements may differ. However, it is essential to remind your boss of your achievement if you work remotely. List down all the specific achievements of recent months to discuss with your boss or clients whom you are working with.
2. Handle criticisms professionally: There are no ways that you can’t escape criticism during the performance review, so always brace yourself. While taking feedback, you need to handle the criticism positively and professionally. The best way to handle negative feedback is to avoid taking it personally. Take this feedback as an opportunity to rectify the issue to work better and improve my skills.
3. Work on your improvement area: Many take criticism negatively and act accordingly. A performance review is an opportunity for remote workes to prove themselves to shine on the challenging environment. So, if you are not clear with your feedback, you should ask questions to discuss the prior work. Using those reviews, you can improve your weak area, and accordingly, you can discuss it by taking on new responsibilities. The main motive for giving feedback is to improve and come up with a plan of action.
4. Discuss the next responsibility: Before ending your performance review, discuss the next responsibility and how you will improve your performance in the future. Planning your next steps is critical since it demonstrates your commitment to doing a job in a better manner. It can be difficult, but taking up the responsibility and coming up with suggestions will bring good results.
5. Clarify your goals: Every discussion has a motive to active the goals of the company. Therefore, you need to discuss the goals to achieve and move further so that you can work on them in better manner.
A remote performance review can be intimidating, but on the bright side, it will encourage you to prepare and plan to turn the odds in your favor. Write down achievements and brainstorm a plan of action to boost your work performance and improve to bring the best results.