Monday, April 12, 2010

"Can't We Just Get Along?"

That Rodney King line often comes to mind in the workplace.

Managers groan when faced with otherwise competent employees who seem to search for conflicts. Conversely, an employee who gets along with others and quietly gets the job done week after week is a jewel that should never be undervalued.

I believe that two items should be added to every performance evaluation:

What you do when you are performing at your best:

What you do when you are a pain to have around:

Of course, the same items could be used to evaluate the boss.

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