How to effectively write about team member's future experiences?
End of cycle review requires managers to spend quality time reviewing the overall performance of their team members. Managers are expected summarise team members' impact or contribution, strengths, growth areas and future experiences.
Future experiences are the exposures that you want the employee to gain by the end of next performance summary cycle.
A few guidelines for managers on how to articulate a team member's future experiences are:
- Tangible - For example, "the employee should attend 3 client meetings"
- Realistic - For example, "the employee should attend 100 client meetings"
- Stretchable - The exposure should lead to sense of achievement or growth from an employee's perspective. The best way is to build little bit of stretch into the experience. For example, "the employee should attend 3 to 5 client meetings"
- Mindful of resources - Managers should be mindful of the available resources when summarising the future experiences for the employee. Managers will loose trust if they do not provide adequate support in terms of time and resources for the employee in order to gain the necessary exposure.