An Effective Performance Appraisal


Performance Appraisal is a central pillar for an effective organizational Performance Management.

The core of a Performance Appraisal conversation is an essential communication link between two people with a common purpose in discussing organizational priorities, current performance on the job using meaningful and relevant examples, setting  future performance goals,  providing  effective feedback and reaching an agreement on future action plans.

A well planned, organized and an effective appraisal can motivate an employee to contribute more towards a successful career path which inspires loyalty and stability to the employee ultimately resulting in an overall positive outcome to the organization.

An effective appraisal focuses on:

  • Performance and not personalities.
  • Meaningful, evident and concrete examples rather than subjective emotions and feelings
  • An agreement on future development plan and coaching to assist the employee in improving performance and productivity.

Overall, an effective performance appraisal can lead to high performance and increased productivity. Where an employee’s performance does not improve, the performance appraisal process can also be followed up with a Performance Improvement Plan.


  • Key Components of Performance Appraisal
  • Skills and Techniques of Effective Appraisal
  • Preparing for the Performance Appraisal Meeting
  • Conducting the Appraisal – Prepare, Plan, SMART Objectives, Review and Follow up
  • Pitfalls to Avoid

This workshop is an interactive learning journey for managers who are responsible in conducting performance appraisal meetings. Practical current “real life” application of the key learning points will ensure they develop the competency in the skills and confidence they require to plan and conduct appraisal and ultimately create a more positive impact on the business.

The programme involves a mix of individual, group learning and real-life practices, supported by customized coaching in line with the needs of the individual and organization.  This training is supported by role play and work based activities.


Managers, Senior Managers