How to Overcome a Poor Performance Review

How to Overcome a Poor Performance Review
JobsDB content teamupdated on 08 September, 2014

Overcome-Poor-Performance Performance appraisals are uncomfortable for both the person receiving the appraisal and the one giving the appraisal. An appraisal is particularly unpleasant when it is a negative one.

A negative performance appraisal is can be the prelude to a demotion or even a dismissal from your job. If you are unfortunate enough to receive a poor performance appraisal, you are not without options to response or to recover from that appraisal.

Things You'll Need:

  • A can-do attitude about turning around your performance.
  • A list of accomplishments that support your performance.

Here are some steps that will help you overcome a poor appraisal.

Step 1Keep your cool when you receive a negative appraisal. Do not make a scene, raise your voice or stalk out of the meeting.

Step 2Do not refuse to sign the appraisal form when the appraisal is complete. Your signature does not signify that you agree with the appraisal merely that the appraisal meeting occurred.

Step 3Keep a record throughout the year that documents your accomplishments and performance. Bring this information with you to the appraisal meeting.

Step 4Ask for an opportunity to meet again the correct any perceptions or mistakes in your performance record. When you have this meeting, support your case with objective information.

Step 5Let your boss know that you take responsibility for being a high-performing employee. Let your boss know that you will make whatever changes those need to be made.

Step 6Ask to participate in a performance improvement plan, with specific goals and time lines. When the performance improvement plan is in place, make sure that you accomplish everything in the plan and more.

Step 7Show up for work every day with a more positive attitude than you had before you received the poor performance appraisal.

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