Wayne State University

Aim Higher

Performance Planning Meeting

Note:   Performance Planning may take several communication meetings or e-mails or phone calls. These tips below are stricly guidelines on how you can have a productive performance planning meeting. Much of the work will have already been done with a dialogue back and forth with the employee, noting how the employee's job duties relate to employee's SMART objectives and how they are aligned with supervisor's objectives.

At the meeting

  • Discuss responsibilities/priorities in the coming year
  • Discuss possible resources needed to effectively achieve performance objectives
  • Discuss possible barriers to achievement of performance objectives
  • Actively Listen
  • Clarify and address concerns and questions
  • Agree on performance objectives
  • Review core competencies as they will all be rated at the end of the performance year