We aim to provide as much feedback in real-time as possible. In order to improve and continually innovate we need to know when we're doing something right and when we should try a different approach.
In addition to real-time feedback and regular check-ins, each year staff members sit down with their manager to discuss these five self-assessment questions:
- What are you most proud of accomplishing in the past year? Why?
- What were you unable to accomplish in the past year? Why?
- What are you looking forward to doing in the coming year? Why?
- How can Fractured Atlas help?
- The Wildcard -- What else would you like to discuss?
Self-assessment conversations are a place for staff to discuss overarching feedback on their performance and goals, and a place for conversations about your broader professional ambitions. Over the years, we have tried a number of different approaches and this one will most likely not be the last. The one thing that won’t budge is that you are always welcome to talk to your coworkers and manager about how you are doing and where you stand. We encourage open and honest conversations so much we even require Crucial Conversations training for all staff members.
At Fractured Atlas a “check-in” is a good thing, not meant to be dreaded or induce stress. We want to make sure that your career is shaping into what you have dreamed. We also want you to have as many opportunities as you like to provide and receive honest feedback and ask questions about Fractured Atlas.