Topic: Performance Evaluation (board-manager)
This article is designed to show how to evaluate a chief administrative officer who reports to a governing board, for simplicity called here the “manager.” Ironically, the reasons that a manager may not receive a regular performance evaluation are the very reasons that an evaluation can be helpful:
- this individual is in a unique position in the
- he or she serves at the pleasure of the board; and
- he or she may frequently receive conflicting messages about priorities and direction from board
Conducting an effective evaluation is hard work, but it doesn’t have to be a bad experience for the board or
the manager. With planning and a commitment to open lines of communication, chances are good that the experience will result in a new level of cooperation and understanding between manager and board and, ultimately, a more effective working relationship.
S. Carlson, Margaret (1994). ” How are we doing?” 1994