Case Study: the First Appraisal Interview Essay

2011 Words Feb 16th, 2011 9 Pages
1. What do you think of the boss’s ratings and his defense of them?
The boss’s evaluation is not good and fair for Sandy. And it is not helpful for Sandy to improve.
Rating against a standard permits a supervisor to classify employee performance independently from that of other employees. Both supervisor and employee have a reference point for accurately looking at an employee’s long-term performance growth.
Ratings against a standard do not preclude comparisons. While employees may typically compare themselves to others, there is little to be gained by having the organization promote such comparisons. They are likely to create envy, vanity and dysfunctional competition. In this case, boss lets Sandy to compare with Charlie. It may
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In a conclusion, strengths of the negotiated performance appraisal are its ability to promote candid two-way communication between the supervisor and the person being appraised and to help the latter take more responsibility for improving performance. In contrast, in this case, the supervisor acts more as a judge of employee performance than as a coach. By so doing, unfortunately, the focus is on blame rather than on helping the employee assume responsibility for improvement.

2. How do you think Sandy feels? Will she be motivated to improve to improve? Is it enough to know you are not going to lose your job?
The boss said to Sandy at the beginning of interview: “We are a little bit rushed for time.” It is not a good way to start off the interview. The boss doesn't establish rapport and he may leave a impression of sitting in judgment, talking down, or laying down the law. The first impression will gives Sandy feel nervous.
In addition, when Sandy glance through the ratings: average, she will feel unfair and gets negative feelings. She feels confident for her table service. However, she only gets average. Sandy disagrees to the ratings and she wants a chance to present their point of view. However, the boss doesn’t listen to her feelings. It will lose Sandy’s wildlings to improve. The boss doesn’t want to listen to her feelings and takes the time to let Sandy air discontent and vent feelings. Sandy