It places the control of a performance review into the hands of the employee. This allows them to create their own evaluation and offers a great opportunity for internal reflection and criticism.
It allows them to create a set of tangible goals for themselves. It’s no secret that you are more likely to accomplish something if you are the one who is deciding that you need to accomplish it. Writing down those goals serves to give the employee an even better chance to meet their goals.
It creates a true sense of engagement. If you want your employees to be engaged in the work they do, you have to create an environment where they are able to feel a sense of ownership of their own career. Self-evaluations are a great tool to help facilitate that feeling.
It allows conversation to flow more organically. One-sided conversations will never do anyone any good and will only serve to waste the time of both parties. To quote Abdul Sami Wajid, “One sided conversation shows ego and carelessness. So it’s better to distance from those.”
It helps create a sense of self expectations. When you hold yourself to a certain standard, you are much more likely to act on those expectations than if someone else holds you to them. EliteDaily notes that, “One way to ensure you are making the most progress possible on your journey to success is by holding yourself to a higher standard.”