Assertiveness is founded on the belief that we each have rights and that if we stand up for those rights we will achieve more of what is important to us, be more respected and build better relationships. In appraisal discussions and performance reviews, there are typically two people: appraiser and appraisee. They each have rights.
- To explore the rights of the appraiser and appraise.
- To determine how both parties would behave if they stood up for their own rights and respected those of the other person.
- To compare that behaviour with their own behaviour to determine what changes they could usefully make.