In recent Weekend Polls, we’ve looked not only at Artificial Intelligence (AI), but also workplace culture and performance. You’ve contributed to annual snapshots of the qualities you value in your principal, professional development resources for assistants, and the state of performance management in 2018.
On the performance planning and management front, things are looking up: 68% of respondents reported having received performance evaluations within the past year. While it’s disappointing that a full 61% of respondents were surprised by feedback received, at least that percentage declined by 7% this year – and 40% of all respondents found the surprises to be positive.
Ideally, your principal (aka boss) also provides informal feedback throughout the year. Such an approach not only eliminates inappropriate surprises; it helps to build mutual trust and keeps the lines of communication open. The reality, though, is that only 52% of respondents receive informal feedback on a regular basis.
Hold on, I thought. If barely half this year’s respondents receive informal feedback on a regular basis, it’s again to time to gauge whether you’re asked to give your own feedback, or to discuss your views and aspirations.
This leads us to the focus of this weekend’s poll:
When’s the last time your employer asked about your job satisfaction and aspirations?
Please take a couple of minutes to complete the poll below. As always, I look forward to hearing what you have to say and will publish results on Tuesday.