Think Twice Before Challenging a Negative Performance Review

Posted on: August 6th, 2017 by bobmorris

Here is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review. To sign up for a free subscription to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here.

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No one likes to get a bad review, especially one you think is flat-out wrong. But before you tell your boss that their assessment missed the mark, bite your tongue.

o Instead, say something like: “This assessment comes as a surprise. I’d like to think about it and perhaps have another conversation before this becomes official. May I get back to you in a day or two?”

o That lets your boss know that you’re concerned about the accuracy of the evaluation without having to achieve instant resolution. Then sleep on it.

o Think about your performance over the past year to consider whether your boss’s assessment might be on target — or at least not so far off that it’s worth making a major fuss over.

Adapted from “What to Do When You Think Your Performance Review Is Wrong,” by Dick Grote

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