Top Questions For Performance Conversations

Top Questions For Performance Conversations

Top questions for performance conversations

Many companies like Accenture and Deloitte are moving away from the traditional one off paper based annual performance meeting with performance ratings to regular ‘in the moment’ conversations focussed on goal setting, regular review of goals to ensure progress and alignment, consistent feedback, and coaching.

After intensive training in how to have a coaching conversation, Managers actively manage performance management by scheduling regular, monthly, or quarterly check-ins, to ensure that a company’s performance management process sets a foundation for employee success and engagement.

Those companies are also harnessing HR technology – cloud based software and apps to capture individual and team goals and summarise performance conversations.  This technology has addressed the convoluted paper trail in annual performance reviews significantly reducing time spent updating review meeting notes.

So practically what do these conversations look like? At a performance check-in Managers or Supervisors can discuss:

Goal Progress (quarterly)
How are things progressing on your performance goals?
Are any of your goals causing concern to you?
Any support you require?

Coaching for Development
Describe the behaviours the employee should continue to demonstrate.
What skill gaps do you see if attended might help you achieve your goals more effectively?

Goal Planning (quarterly)
What goals were accomplished last quarter?
What goals are yet to be accomplished?

 Team Performance (quarterly)
What do you think about the overall effectiveness of our team?
What do you think about the amount of feedback shared in our team?

Career Development (bi-annually).
What are your career goals/aspirations?
In what areas do you want to grow/develop in order to achieve your career goals?

If you would like to discuss how OD Consulting Services can enhance your performance management system or other HR functions, contact HR consultant, Bill Coghlan, on
0448 874 410 or email
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