Background Note | HBS Case Collection | January 1997

Conducting a Performance Appraisal Interview

by Michael Beer


Discusses typical problems experienced by managers in conducting performance appraisal interviews. The underlying causes of these problems are analyzed and ideas are presented that might help managers overcome these problems. A rewritten version of an earlier note.

Keywords: Compensation and Benefits; Managerial Roles; Performance Evaluation; Problems and Challenges;


Beer, Michael. "Conducting a Performance Appraisal Interview." Harvard Business School Background Note 497-058, January 1997.