Annual staff appraisals

With the end of the financial year coming up, many companies will be starting their staff appraisals. Generally these form a combination of a performance review of the last 12 months and discussion and setting of targets and development for the next.

Helping a client in London with preparing for their upcoming appraisal, I was able to use clean language and the NLP Meta model to enable them to make discoveries about how the appraisal process could work for them rather than it being an hour where their manager gets to tell them stuff. Interestingly, my client also picked up on some of the clean language and NLP Meta model questioning methods and discovered that they would be able to use it to their advantage at the upcoming appraisal.

I thought I’d write some of the really interesting and productive bits up here to give you an idea of how it works and how you can use it yourself.

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Can Clean Language replace the NLP Meta Model?

I am studying Clean Language at the moment and am reading an excellent book by Wendy Sullivan and Judy Rees (who runs which is about how Clean Language can be used in business) called Clean Language: Revealing Metaphors and Opening Minds which introduces the concept and teaches the basics of how Clean Language can and should be applied.

I’m finding the whole thing incredibly powerful and I suspect I’ll be blogging about it again.

Coming from the NLP world with the meta model and such, Clean Language seems to simplify the processes even further and what I’ve seen and used is actually a much better method of questioning someone on their beliefs and frames than the Meta Model used in NLP [gasp!]. Continue reading “Can Clean Language replace the NLP Meta Model?”