Abstract: Formal and informal feedback is important to improve the performance, skill sets, commitment, accountability, and morale of the person being evaluated. Feedback can help people achieve their goals. Feedback is a basis for changes in compensation and other rewards. Formal reviews can also be the foundation for job changes. The latter includes promotions, lateral moves that are a better fit or will help the individual have new experiences or achieve new areas of proficiency, or finding opportunities to work outside the organization.