📢 Executive Update

Browning Friday Report

John Hirschman
John Hirschman
Happy Friday, Team!
 
As we fast approach the midpoint of 2024, now is a great time to remind you of our soon-to-be-released, brand new performance review process.  
 
Pam and Bri have done an excellent job conducting research, assessing different approaches, working with outside resources and experts, and taking a clear-eyed look at what has worked well or not so well with Browning’s past performance review practices.
 
I’m not going to steal Pam and Bri’s thunder in today’s Friday Report – look for a detailed update from them in the near future.  The executive team has seen a preview of the new process and it’s going to be a big step forward for Browning – simpler, clearer and focused on what matters most to both supervisors and employees.
 
As part of the roll out of the new performance review process, Pam and Bri will be conducting a couple of educational sessions for all employees in the near future.
 
One set of sessions will be focused on the logistics of the new performance review process, including an overview of the process and the cadence for conducting performance reviews, as well as a close look at the new performance review form.
 
Pam and Bri will also conduct a second set of educational sessions focused on SMART goals.  S-M-A-R-T stands for specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound.  Effective use of SMART goals will be a big component of Browning’s revised performance review process, so it’s important that we all understand what SMART goals are and how to establish and track appropriate SMART goals.  
 
So – look for more information about these two sets of educational sessions in the near future.
 
I should point out that in addition to these sessions focused on Browning’s updated performance review process, we anticipate hosting one or two additional sets of professional development sessions for all employees later in 2024.  We’ve been talking to our friend Brad Claretto about facilitating these sessions (as he has for the past couple of years), and Brad has a number of great topics he could potentially cover with us.
 
That said, we would love to hear from you about any topics you would find valuable focused on professional development, career advancement, work efficiency, improving communication and similar themes.  
 
So – please respond to this post with any ideas for professional development sessions you’d find valuable, or reach out to any member of the executive team to share your ideas.
 
Thanks for all you do for Browning!
 
John