You may wonder what the purpose is for co-worker performance evaluations in a corporation, or how to fill them out if you're asked to do so.
The purpose for co-worker performance evaluations is to get an understanding of how well employees perform in a team environment. Many corporations use these when evaluating employee merit increases and/or setting performance goals.
Co-worker evaluations help managers understand how well an employee relates to his or her peers, and the perception of coworkers about an employee's performance. It also provides managers great insight into the overall cohesiveness of a team, and where some team building efforts may be needed. An employee might work great as an individual, but have a tough time working with peers. By conducting coworker evaluations, managers can determine where weaknesses are and help the employee create objectives to overcoming these weaknesses.
If you're asked to complete a co-worker performance evaluation, consider the following:
By objectively completing co-worker performance evaluations in a corporation, you're helping your team grow as both a team, and each person as individuals. Providing constructive feedback to your co-workers will help them understand what they need to work on, as well as improve overall team performance.