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Employee evaluation review: Using feedforward to improve performance

Human Resource Management International Digest

ISSN: 0967-0734

Article publication date: 23 July 2019

Issue publication date: 29 July 2019




This paper aims to review the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoint practical implications from cutting-edge research and case studies.


This briefing is prepared by an independent writer who adds their own impartial comments and places the articles in context.


Traditional performance reviews involve collection of data about past performance being fed back to an employee, and organizational performance goals negotiated based on perceived weaknesses. An alternative approach is the feedforward interview (FFI), which uses positive psychology to focus on strengths and future intentional behaviors rather than a focus on the past. Encouraging a positive environment and positive emotional states increases motivation in employees and thus leads to increased positive actions and behaviors. A positive climate also leads to improved work relationships, communication and support, and overall effective and improved performance.


The briefing saves busy executives and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy-to-digest format.



(2019), "Employee evaluation review: Using feedforward to improve performance", Human Resource Management International Digest, Vol. 27 No. 5, pp. 9-12.



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