For many people, the performance review is one of the most dreaded events of the year. Whether preparing for and giving the review as a manager or steeling oneself to receive it as a performer, the annual review is rarely perceived as a positive event.
So why are performance reviews so ill-favored? Why is it that too frequently, both sides of this particular interaction find it distasteful? Is there a better way to structure this event such that both the manager and the performer benefit from t