The energy and effort you put into receiving, actively listening, assessing and responding to performance feedback will directly connect to what you get out of it.
Your opportunity lies in those places where there is a difference between your self evaluation and your manager’s evaluation. That’s where you should seek improvement and/or better alignment of expectations. These are the key areas you can create more personal and professional growth.
A Performance Review Should Be A Dialogue
Together, you and your manager should ensure alignment and clarity and create a shared vision for success. Throughout the year, schedule check-in conversations to assess your performance and progress. These meetings will help ensure you are on track, create your path to continuous improvement and development, and give you opportunities to course-correct when needed.