Anticipate Your Supervisor’s Perspective
In reviewing your last evaluation, work plan, job description, and activities and accomplishments summary, try to think like your boss.
What is their perspective on your accomplishments?
What is their assessment of your performance and contributions?
What is their view of your team skills?
What will they think of your goals and objectives?
What new work might they want you to take on or new skills to learn?
What suggestions might they make to improve or enhance your performance?
Be willing to listen.
Listen first, react second – possibly in a second meeting.
Expect them to be fair and objective and to provide supporting evidence and example when discussing both positive and negative performance.
Ask them what they think you can do to contribute to the department and the library in the coming year.
Keep in mind that it is often as difficult for supervisors to provide performance feedback as it is for employees to receive it.