Review cycles are an opportunity for individuals, managers, and teams to take a step back and think about what’s working and what can be improved, on the individual, team, and company levels. There are up to four types of directions in a review cycle.
Performance reviews can be very intimidating -- studies have shown it can even put your brain in “flight or fight” mode. However, performance reviews need not produce such reactions -- mostly because you should already know what’s going to be in your performance review.
A 1:1 meeting is an ongoing feedback strategy to keep both the manager and the employee updated on the employee’s progress, an opportunity to develop employees’ skills, and gives the employee a chance to discuss workplace challenges with their manager.