Most leaders conduct annual performance appraisals but it’s the quarterly reviews that return the biggest bang for the buck.
During the less formal quarterly reviews, leaders should discuss progress against annual objectives as well as HOW those goals were accomplished. One of the best ways to evaluate the means by which someone has accomplished their goals is to ask them to describe how they have demonstrated each of the company’s core values.
Leaders should challenge bad examples or discuss any situations where the direct report behaved or performed in a way that was not consistent with the organization’s core values. Most importantly, leaders need to make time to recognize and reward great examples.
Reinforcement of the culture will pay off exponentially as empowered employees make successful decisions consistent with core values.