April 2007 Issue

Write Your Own Performance Review

You know you’ve done a good job this year. But will your Performance Review reflect that?

Here’s how you can improve your chances that it will: write it yourself. Read more…

Four Steps to Writing Performance Appraisals

Writing Performance Appraisals isĀ an important part of a supervisor’s job, but one which many supervisors dread.

Here’s a step-by-step way of getting it done in an efficient and as-painless-as-possible manner that will benefit both you and your direct reports. Read more…

Meeting & Retreat Design and Facilitation

Are you thinking of having a departmental retreat or meeting? As one fiscal year ends and a new one begins, departments often conduct meetings or retreats in which they identify their goals and priorities for the coming year. Whether it is a half-day meeting or multi-day retreat, the Office of Organization Effectiveness can help. Read more…

Workplace Q & A

How do I write effective performance goals for the upcoming appraisal cycle?

The simplest way to write effective goals is to use the SMARTS acronym. Have goals that are: Read more…

Knowledge Link Help Desk

How do I print out my transcript records? Read more…

Upcoming Seminars

Conflict Management for Staff

Date: Thursday, April 26, 2007
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Place: Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III), Room 251
Advance Registration Required. Enrollees must fill out an online assessment in advance of the class (assessment information will be provided upon enrollment).


“I was just reading the ‘How to Manage Your Manager’ article in SOM at Work. I’ve discovered one tool to be very useful in dealing with my manager: anticipate your manager’s questions. Now I can explain a question I know she will ask.”

Philip E. Nahrgang
Administrative Assistant
Division of Rheumatology

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