This parody video from The Onion imagines what would happen if the newly-elected President of the United States decided to conduct a job performance review with every American worker. The video reveals a few of the challenges any new manager might face when evaluating her staff for the first time, as well as some common pitfalls.
Students will be introduced to some of the challenges of conducting effective performance reviews.
Target Student Population:
Undergraduate students,in general education, lower-level and upper-level especially studying management or human resources.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Type of Material:
Short videos (5) makeup this unit, and a short script accompanies the primary video about the President of the United States so the student can see what the reporters are saying (written and verbal).
There are several potential uses for this module. In addition to introducing undergraduate students to different aspects of performance evaluations, this can be used for more advanced students to critique and correct, for role playing, and possibly for more advanced students to make their own videos of either poor examples were good examples of performance evaluations. Can stimulate discussion about how they can effectively be conducted.
Ability to watch online videos
Evaluation and Observation
Entertaining and engaging
Discussion questions and related resources are provided
Must be supplemented by discussion or other materials
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
Raises important questions and issues regarding performance evaluation
Short, memorable video
Effectiveness dependent on engagement of facilitator
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
Simple, well-designed website. For the most part the videos were very easy to use and easy to access.
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