The performance planning conversation between employees and managers is central to developing the relationship that will facilitate the entire performance management process. Performance planning produces:
- Agreed-upon expectations and goals for the employee’s performance;
- An understanding of what the employee will need with regard to resources, materials and information in order to be successful;
- Opportunities for development through experiences, exposure and education; and
- An understanding of what the employee needs from the manager with regard to feedback, coaching and support.