Mid-year reviews are the half-time huddle of your performance Superbowl.
If your company doesn’t require mid-year reviews, do them anyway. If your boss doesn’t have one planned for you, why not ask for one?
They’re great times to summarize, celebrate, challenge, and inspire. If you’re not convinced or need help getting started read last year’s post: How to Conduct a Meaningful Mid-Year Review.
Use this mid-year review time to ask great questions that inspire deeper thinking and build a meaningful connection.
Bonus 2020 Update: Mid-Year Review Questions to Ask in a Pandemic
Let’s start here…
Mid-Year Review Questions to Reflect on Performance
- How are you feeling about the year so far?
- How would you describe what’s happening with this project?
- What are you most proud of this year?
- What lessons have you learned?
- How are you different now than you were 6 months ago?
- What new skills have you developed?
- Where are you stuck?
- What new relationships have you fostered?
Mid-Year Questions to Challenge and Turnaround
- Have you ever had an experience like this before? Can you describe what you did you do that helped at that time?
- What patterns do you see?
- What do you think we should do?
- Which habits would you like to change?
- What’s the most important thing you can do to turn this situation around?
- What additional resources do you need?
- How can I best support you?
Mid-Year Review Questions to Encourage
- What would it look like if?
- What would happen if?
- Or you can use our BECOME tool to inspire deeper encouragement conversations.
Mid-Year Questions to Solicit Feedback
- If you were in my shoes, what would you be doing differently?
- What can I do to better support you and the team?
- What have I done this year that most ticked you off?
- Can you describe what I’m doing that is most helpful to you?
Mid-Year Review Questions to Gather Ideas
These sessions are also a great time to invite team members to share their best ideas to improve the business.
You can simply ask a courageous question or two. Or, invite them to prepare for their mid-year review by bringing you one idea to improve the business.
- What’s one policy that just sucks (and how would you change it)?
- Can you think of one idea that would help you provide a better customer experience?
- What’s one change you could make that would improve your productivity?
- What’s your best idea to improve teamwork and collaboration around here?
- If you could make one change to improve our team huddles what would that be?
If you’ve been using our one-on-one meeting tools on a regular basis, preparing to conduct or receive a review should be that much easier.
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What are your favorite mid-year review questions?