Before providing an employee feedback, ask yourself these three questions to effectively prepare for the meeting:
- Are you able to identify and describe inappropriate behavior that is impacting the employee’s performance and provide examples to ensure understanding?
- Are you able to discuss what appropriate behavior looks like and clarify and ensure understanding of expectations around behavior?
- Do you have suggestions for the employee on how to correct that behavior issues?
By preparing ahead of time for a discussion with an employee about his/her performance, you will enable for a more productive meeting.
Be sure that the meeting with the employee ends with a mutually agreed upon plan to correct the situation and schedule a date and time to “check in.”