The most difficult part of any performance review is discussing it with the employee. This year, save yourself (and your employees) the agony of enduring a face-to-face discussion and text your reviews instead. Performance discussions through text will be easier than face-to-face conversation and you’ll still be able to deliver your message. Do it while you’re hanging out with friends in case you need moral support.
Here’s what it might look like. A translation is included for those who haven’t yet mastered text speak.
ur vry nce W ppl, visitRs n custs
ur nt efectiv undR str$. nd 2 mprovehandlin diFicult situ lk cust gripes
ur ez 2wrk W – nce, hlpful, team playa. u shd 2 2x ck yr wrk cozitz mal @tyms.
U sho ^ I8 ofn. d xpectation S dat ull ariV 2wrk on tym.
u wrk wel W othas rthR thN solo, kip a pRsNL cnxn
do gr8 reachin ot 2 othas 2 bild a comunity
hpE 2 wrk W u
I%k fwd 2 a productive yr
DY av NEfin 2 +
snd yr goals 4 nxt yr by fri
plz cnfrm via txt dat we talkD
You’re very pleasant with employees, visitors and customers. You’re not effective under stress and need to improve handling difficult situations such as customer complaints.
You’re easy to work with – pleasant, cooperative, team player. You are advised to double-check your work because sometimes it’s inaccurate. You show up late often. The expectation is that you will arrive to work on time.
You dependably work with others rather than alone, maintaining a personal connection. You also do a great job reaching out to others to build a community.
I’m glad to have you on my team and look forward to a productive year.
Do you have anything you’d like to add?
Send me your goals for next year by Friday.
Please confirm via text that we’ve had this discussion.
Who knows – texting your performance review might be so effective that you may never have to talk to your employees again.
(Text translations obtained through lingo2word.com)