Why End Of The Year Reviews Are Important For Healthy Relationships
A recent article in the Wall Street Journal suggested that, just as work relationships hold year-end reviews for performance, there may be benefits to such critiques in our personal lives as well. Although written in a humorous, tongue-in-cheek tone, points are made that are worth serious consideration.
As a counselor who has done work with managed care companies I have been required to undergo quarterly reviews by a supervisor. On one occasion, it was decided that peer reviews would be conducted and should be more effective. The end result was an awful experience. Evaluation feedback was given anonymously, quickly making a group of people who previously worked well as a team suspicious of each other. Peer reviews were deemed as a bad idea and were never held again.
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