Get Your MEM On - Metaphorical Effectiveness ModelingJason Tice
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This workshop is intended to allow participants to experience simple practices that can improve the effectiveness of performance reviews and begin to better align traditional performance review discussions to be supportive of the agile values of learning and collaboration. Traditional manager to employee performance reviews challenge the adoption of agile as all too often they are based on managers providing one-way feedback to staff based on information of questionable accuracy; however, by simply changing the nature of how performance review discussions are facilitated between managers and their employees, focus can be directed to collaboration and learning. In this session, participants will pair up as managers and employees and go through a simulated performance review discussion. The performance review will be based on a traditional SWOT (Strengths - Weaknesses - Opportunities - Threats) self-assessment activity but rather than writing down notes and then discussing with their manager, participants will be asked to build models using pipe cleaners to support each component of the SWOT analysis. Once models have been built, participants will engage in a simulated performance review discussion where they will present & discuss their models with their manager - each pair will change roles to allow all participants to experience both the employee and the manager roles during the workshop. The intent of this exercise is to create a framework for performance review discussions that has greater focus on discovery and learning. All too often, performance reviews are facilitated using “context-rich” language which can lead to managers “telling” employees what to do without a full understanding of what the employee things. This modeling technique shifts focus away from “context-rich” language so managers and employees can have a more open and emergent discussion where better better feedback can be provided. Using the models to facilitate discussions, managers ask more open questions, such as: “can you tell me why you chose to use a red pipe cleaner for that?” and this leads to mutual discovery of improvement and learning opportunities. Lastly we will touch base on the science behind the recommendation to refer to “reviews” as “effectiveness” reviews vs. “performance” reviews. Join us to experience this technique in a safe setting, so you can decide how simple modeling techniques may enable you to better align “effectiveness review” activities in your organization to support agile values and principles.