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1. What should the manager do in completing an annual performance appraisal? A) Consider good inten-
tions as well as actual performance
B) Base the appraisal on a standard to which all are held accountable
C) Always make an e
ort to include subjective data
D) Closely observe the employee for the 2 weeks preceding the appraisal conference Ans: B
For an objective appraisal, the manager must have a fair performance appraisal tool that is used for all
employees in the same classi
2. What increases the likelihood that the performance appraisal will have a positive outcome?
The manager refrains from making any comments about the worker’s performance
The employee is encouraged to identify three areas of satisfactory performance
The employee provides input into developing the performance standards
The manager identi
es not more than three areas of de
If the employee has some input into developing the standards or goals on which his or her performance is
judged, there is more of a chance that the appraisal will have a positive outcome. The remaining options fail to
contribute to an e
ective performance appraisal.
3. Although some subjectivity is inescapable in performance appraisals, what action can the manager take to
arrive at a more fair and accurate assessment?