That’s a great story!I agree with Carol – if the teacher had asked students to list weaknesses, I think the resulting distrust, anger, upset feelings, etc. would have contributed to a very bad classroom environment.Perhaps many performance reviews focus on fixing weaknesses because it’s the more obvious route to better performance. If your position requires you to do a lot of video editing and you’re terrible at it, being good at writing doesn’t help you out much. I think it sometimes takes more effort to see how strengths can be leveraged, given the flexibility/inflexibility of job duties and relationship that exists between the employee and the person doing the performance review.
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