As this is my last blog, I thought I would talk about evaluating team performance.
It is important to evaluate the work that has been done throughout the project and at the end. Evaluations help to show up people who are not contributing to the project.
Group appraisal can be very difficult.You have to consider several factors when evaluating a team such as group dynamics, leadership, interpersonal relationships, logistics and coordination. “The disadvantage is that team appraisals have to be done on a regular basis to justify implementing an evaluation method that meets the needs of the supervisor who’s rating the team’s performance.”
The supervisor needs a method they find suitable for the team and the project.
Feedback is essential for appraisals.They help members to see where they are going wrong and can ensure they are doing the job in a more efficient way. You have to remain unbiased and neutral when giving feedback.You have to consider how the receiver is going to process the feedback.
You should have team assessment reports that are supplemented with individualised reports. You could also get the team to have a group diary. This is handy if there are any problems or conflicts between team members.
“This way you are able to give the high producing team members the feedback and recognition they are looking for and deserve.”
Another method is a 360o Review: Each individual team member evaluates both their own performance as well as the performance of other members of the team. It is important to remind team members to just evaluate the quality of the work and how they got on throughout the project.