Schedule that “Thirdly Review”!
April 30 marks the end of the first third of 2015. You can use this event to create a “thirdly assessment” of accountabilities, responsibilities and priorities. Keep it more informal than a Quarterly or Yearly Review. These meetings could be more focused on building engagement than on progress review. Just two examples:
- Involve your boss in meetings will three or four of your team members – Keep quiet while they discuss challenges directly.
- Convene relationship-building meetings with collaborative teams that your group supports (or vice versa.) Focus the agenda on sticky points that are dragging on the collaboration.
Quarterly, thirdly or yearly, reviews are simply devices to keep the conversations flowing up, down and sideways within your part of the organization. Experiment with how they could work for your team, and (as always) keep them focused on what to do next to improve productivity and results.