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WORKPLACE / JUL. 11, 2013
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Evaluating Your Own Behavior in the Workplace

Performance appraisals are important in enabling your employees to get a clearer picture of how they are getting one. But what are the reasons why employers cannot evaluate their own performance?

Performing your own evaluation

One of the benefits of having your own business is that you are your own boss. You can decide what needs to be done and when. Therefore, although your staff needs performance appraisals, you obviously do not.

But this is one of the biggest mistakes that employers make in the workplace. As an employer it is important that you perform your own evaluation of your performance and set yourself personal goals.

There are a number of reasons for this:

To understand where you are going

In order for your business to succeed you need to have a solid business plan in place and make that plan clear to your employees. However without performing your own performance review, how can you put your thoughts into practice? Managers that fail to perform their own evaluations end up with their plans remaining in their heads without being clarified.

Think about how your business is doing and where you want it to go. Think through every part of the business, from development, to marketing, production and logistics.

Perform your own appraisal

If you perform appraisals on your staff then you will already have a framework to work with. Take the form that you use and perform a self-evaluation. Be honest, critical and objective.

After all managers perceive themselves differently from how their staff see them, therefore it is important to approach the task with complete objectivity.

Ask yourself the following questions:

Am I guilty of bad behavior on the job?

Would I tolerate my own behavior?

Am I growing and developing?

What are my weaknesses?

How can I fix those weaknesses?

Am I going to fix them?


Are you working towards your goals? 

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