Original Article: PDF OnlyTaking the dread out of annual performance evaluationsDavidhizar, Ruth R.N., D.N.S., C.S.; Giger, Joyce Newman R.N., Ed.D., C.S., F.A.A.N.; Poole, Victoria R.N., D.S.N.Author Information Assistant Dean Chair for Nursing Bethel College Mishawaka, Indiana Professor of Graduate Studies School of Nursing University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, Alabama Assistant Professor School of Nursing University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, Alabama Health Care Supervisor: June 1995 - Volume 13 - Issue 4 - p 33-37 Buy Abstract Many employees and managers alike dread annual performance evaluations. However, there is a way to get past the “dread” factor. Annual performance evaluations can be a positive experience and even motivational. They can be a time for affirming good work of the past year and planning together what will be accomplished in the year to follow. By keeping employees informed of the larger picture, helping them to see how they fit in, involving them in setting performance objectives, dealing with performance problems as they arise, and noticing when they have achieved their objectives can make evaluation a positive experience. © Williams & Wilkins 1995. All Rights Reserved.