This review is intended to:
• Clarify what we sought to achieve over the course of the year;
• Provide an opportunity for team members to review the successes of the year, and the challenges that arose;
• Review the processes by which we managed our working, within our specific areas of activity and overall (particularly highlighting where these were effective or did not achieve the aims);
• Aid in planning for the future, particularly by identifying the areas in internal communications where the greatest strain was felt.
Each team member is being asked to give feedback on the organisation’s work over the year.
This is an opportunity to reflect on what has worked in the activities you focus on, and where there have been challenges or limitations. It’s also a chance to think about the wider working of the organisation – as a small team we’ll all see areas of work that can be improved to the benefit of all that we do. In your feedback you should feel comfortable to identify where things have gone well beyond the scope of your specific role, and where we can learn from issues that have arisen.
Review of your work will be conducted with your manager as part of our appraisal process, separately to this review of the organisation’s work over the last year.
These should be for the organisation overall but you can focus on your specific areas of work.
What went well with the programmes you work on? What successes did we have in those areas?
What didn't go well with the programmes you work on? What challenges did we have in those areas?
What led to things going well?
Were there challenges we’ve faced before? What were the unforeseen challenges we faced? Can we plan for them in the future? Were there extenuating factors and if there were can we do anything in the future to mitigate against them?
After thinking of what went well and what could have gone better, what should we do next, now that we know what we know? Are there areas we need to focus on more in the future? How does this work for the wider organisation, and for your individual role?