imagine you work at a company and its time for an employee named Jim’s annual review. While he was a model employee the first nine months of the year, recently Jim has been coming in late. It has not been just a few minutes each day, either. it is starting to cause problems in the production line.Write 1 page summary of your conversation with Jim
How will you address his recent performance issues while still praising him for his his previous nine months of good work?Your goal is to balance the negative and positive feedback so that Jim will leave motivated to do his best.
Me: I want to thank you for meeting with me today, please feel welcome.
Jim: Thank you too.
Me: The reason for this meeting is to discuss the report from your annual review.
Me. Well, I am quite impressed by your performance over the last nine months. The report here indicates that your performance over the last nine months has been quite impressive and commendable. Nevertheless, I wanted us to compare this exemplary past performance to the performance over the last few weeks. In the last few weeks, you have occasionally reported to work late. What could be the cause for the lateness?
Jim: Well, I just have a lot going on at home over the last few weeks. My wife went on an international assignment and that means I have to take care of the kids. Although we hired a sitter, I have to drop the kids to school and make sure everything is okay before I leave home. Sometimes she reports late meaning that I also have to be late. There is a lot to do in the morning and I do not seem to figure out what to do.
Me: Well, I understand your situation. It is challenging when you are alone or when you are not used to some things. Your lateness has been ongoing over the last few weeks. I wanted us to address this issue by looking at the impacts of any of us reporting to work late. As you might be aware, your input to this company is very important especially in the assembly line. Reporting to work late is causing serious problems in the assembly line, which is negatively affecting the daily targets. Other employees are really getting frustrated over the disruption to the assembly line when you do not report on time.
Jim: I am sorry about the disruption.
Me: I might not be able help you with what is going on back at home. What you need to do is sort the issues back at home and ensure you report on time just like you used to earlier. I am sure there is a solution to every challenge, and you will definitely find a solution to this.
Jim: Okay, I will see what I can do.