That's what I hear most from employees as the enter the season of performance reviews. Frustration because some employees believe their boss "should know" about their performance. "I should not have to write my self evaluation."
The reality is - it is your job to communicate what you are doing, how well your are doing it and what's the impact of your efforts.
In a perfect world, there is real time coaching occurring throughout the year. Last I checked, many of us do not work in a perfect world. There are at least four things that can prevent real time coaching from occurring:
1. Job change for you. You might have been promoted mid year and have a new boss who is still getting to know you in your new role.
2. Job change/move for your boss. Your boss may be young in their role, may have physically transferred locations to assume the role while learning both the “what” and...