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Friday, January 13, 2012 - 1:45pm

WORKING: The Performance Review

Ringing in the new year means it’s time for performance reviews for many organizations.

The yearly meeting about how well you’re doing at work is nearly universally dreaded, and some experts think they don’t really accomplish very much.

Brandon Smith describes why the reviews are ineffective and how bosses can do a better job having these conversations with their employees.

Brandon Smith teaches about leadership, communication, and workplace culture at Emory University's Goizueta Business School. More of his advice is on his blog and at And while you’re there, ask him your workplace or career question. We might use your question on a future radio segment.

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