Feedback & Alignment in 1on1s with the PACE meter

Overview

Visualize and act on perception gaps using the Performance, Engagement, Competence and Alignment (PACE) meter. Both manager and team member can compare how they feel about current performance, alignment, competence and engagement levels. Over time, you’ll be able to see if you're on the same page or if your perception is starting to diverge. By finding and discussing the differences early, you can avoid any surprises during a larger performance review.

Performance: the quality of the their work.
Alignment: how in sync they are with company and team objectives and priorities.
Competence: the knowledge and skills they need for their role.
Engagement: how much they contribute to the company and their team.

 

 

This can be a great way to start a conversation about gaps in perception – if the member rates themselves as a 3 but the manager thinks they are a performing at a 5, then perhaps the member is feeling unmotivated or unappreciated. If the opposite occurs, then perhaps the team member thinks they're doing great work, but the manager believes they have misaligned priorities and are doing the wrong work.

When you adjust the four sliders, you will see suggested meanings for each rating. Don't take the rating too seriously; just select what you're feeling and address the gaps from there.

The PACE meter allows the manager and team member to visualize ratings over time; the chart gets more powerful and insightful the more 1on1s you conduct in Workboard.

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