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.
From the Division of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, Grand Rapids, MI.
Received for publication September 23, 2012; revision accepted October 15, 2012.
Conflict of interest and sources of funding: none declared.
Reprints: Jay A. Harolds, MD, Division of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, Advanced Radiology Services, PC, 3264 North Evergreen Dr. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.