Are you APPRAISAL ready?

 One of the most successful "carrot and stick" approaches in the corporate world is the "magic trick" of "Appraisals".

Appraisals can be compared to the "exams results" in school. Majority of student wait anxiously for the results... There are so many expectations, so many ideas and so much energy invested in the same. Similarly, every "corporate resource" looks towards appraisal season full of anxiety. There are dreams, desires and needs that are directly or indirectly attached to the "appraisal" performance.

Every Year I get hundreds of clients, who consult me for the high anxiety and depression caused by "poor appraisal" performance.

While most employees feel helpless and at the mercy of the "boss".. Here are few points one can use to be more in control of the appraisal:

1. Its your desires vs theirs so be prepared!

Till you boss doesn't adore you. Or you are not related to someone in the senior management, getting a good "appraisal" is always a major challenge.
The first point to understand is that NO COMPANY wants to PAY MORE.. when they can use the POWER of language to keep you working for the same pay.
Bosses and HR's professionals will try and give you appraisals are per their budget... not as per your requirements.
2. Are you Ready?
Now that you understand that appraisal is a battle between them and you... how prepared are you when you go for an appraisal meeting.
This is where planning helps.
I normally suggest each employee to save every single mail by his/her boss into a separate folder in the inbox. This is the time to go into that inbox and get all the information.
Now you aren't EMPTY HANDED... every single word, every single sentence, every single email can be utilized in your benefit.

3. The Bigger Picture.
Do you know your organizations "key performance indicators".. If NO, its great time to read them. Make sure you make notes.
Many deadline based jobs require more last minute effort.. Make sure every minute of your effort is counted.
Don't let them portray you as a "lazy bum walking in the park".

4.Questions and Answers
Most appraisal meetings are a charged-up emotions releasing exercise where the boss keeps bombing the employee with questions, and the employee just keeps trying to save his grace.
Be ready with numbers, fact and set of planned questions you would like to ask back. This will give a great impression of you being an "organized" and "valuable" resource for their team.

5. Work Matters
So many of my clients are always looking for a short cut to success... I am sorry to say, the only way to success is hard work and proper networking.
Always try to keep your performance high.
If you are having emotional, relationships, family, memory or concentration problems its better to solve them by seeking professional help. Because when you use them as excuse to justify the decline in performance, your leave a very negative impression about yourself.

You can bring a change in Attitude towards you... Learn to Play it smart.

Feel free to contact me at-

Dr.Hemant Mittal
Neuro-Psychiatrist, Sexual Health Consultant, Motivational Speaker and Wellness Expert

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WELLNESS CLINIC Address- 15, shreeji plaza, Next to Seawood Station (east), Navi Mumbai, Mumbai (India)

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