The phrase “performance review” doesn’t include any four letter words, but most people’s reaction to hearing it makes you think it does. Why? Because they are often painful. Whether you are the reviewer or the reviewee. The process just plain stings!
Some leaders will even go as far as to say that reviews aren’t even necessary. That they are a waste of time. Personally, I believe that they are necessary, but are unfortunately flawed in many cases. Here’s some examples of what I’ve witnessed: