Yeah, you’re in charge. Yeah, it’s your way or the highway.
And, yeah, your employees might hate you.
As a boss, you have a lot of power. But you need to be smart about how you use it. Here are seven things you need to avoid:
1. You make employees evaluate themselves.
I know. “I’ve done self-evaluations before,” you’re thinking, “and I found it to be a very helpful period of self-reflection.”
2. You make employees evaluate their peers.
I’ve done peer evaluations. They suck.
Peer means “work together.” Who wants to criticize people they have to work with afterward? Plus, you can claim evaluations are confidential all you want, but people figure out who said what about whom.
You should know every employee’s performance inside and out. If you don’t, don’t use his or her peers as a crutch. Dig in, pay attention, and truly know the…
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