Once a year in most medium to large size organisations employee sit down with their team leaders or managers and have a one-on-one annual performance appraisal. It is during this meeting, managers provide feedback about the employee’s performance, including how an employee is doing well and where she or he could improve.
Usually, at the end of the appraisal, the manager and employee agree on the improvements the employee should make during the following year. So, when the employee performance appraisals suggest the need for improvement on a particular subject or skill, something as simple as ongoing lunch and learn training program can be used to help employees to help satisfy this requirement.
What’s important here is that after an annual appraisal, employees aren’t left to their own devices and expected to find solutions to improve their skills all by themselves. If an organisation is using something like the Success [hacks] weekly lunch and learn programs, the manager and employee can agree on a series of lunch and learn sessions that the employee should attend as part of their ongoing development for the year ahead.