How to stop dreading the yearly review process

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It’s that time of year when we all give feedback about each other and declare our strengths to our manager.

It can feel like a waste. It’s all squishy and emotional and can be pretty much anything you want as long as you can throw one example at it. Then there’s the 38 request for peer feedback waiting in your inbox. Gotta love request from those random people you sat in 3 meetings with.

I personally take team feedback with a grain of salt. I listen and consider the feedback, but also know that it’s none of my business what other people think about me.

But this year I don’t want to dread it and feel like it’s a waste of time. I don’t want to be annoyed that I’m not being promoted. I don’t want of feel like it’s a pointless exercise.

So what do I want to think about the yearly feedback process?

This year I’m focusing less on my strengths and more on what three areas I want to keep growing in. I want to spend time celebrating my wins from the past year (because no one else is going to) and setting very clear goals for myself based on where I want to be a year from now.

What do you want to get out of the feedback process this year?

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