Sunday, February 20, 2011

Performance planning for employee success

A solid discussion on performance planning and goal setting is provided in Amy Gallo's post on the Harvard Business Review blog, Making Sure Your Employees Succeed.  Among her more salient points and principles:
  • As supervisor, you should "balance your involvement with the employee's ownership over the process."
  • Goals are more "meaningful and effective in motivating employees" if they are tied to "broader organization objectives."
  • Do not ignore high performers, as they "need input and feedback to meet their goals as well."
The last point is particularly relevant for in-house counsel, who as a group tend to be high performers.  We want to be superstars, but not overlooked superstars.

This summary was prepared by Perry Cone and posted at

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