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I came upon two of my manager peers working late the other day who both have more directs than I do.  I asked them why and I realized both of them are writing the performance goals and planning for all their directs.  They both manage operational staff and claim their staff are not sophisticated enough to write what they will do in the coming year, so they as managers will write it for them.  Quarterly/Annual performance reviews must be a fun monologue.

When you have 10+ directs and you have to do one yourself for your own boss, it's no wonder you're staying late at work.

Just thought I'd share what performance planning, goal setting, etc. has become for some people.