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The Senior Management Committee were asked to reinstate their commitment to PDRs and share why they believe they are important.

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Why do you think PDRs are important?

As a manager, PDRs give a longer-term view, so I can see how I can help appraisees achieve their goals. I hope my appraiser can do the same for me.

What benefits has it offered to you?

It provides a stock take, a reminder of successes and learning (& a chance to celebrate both) and a forward view to confirm I am on the right track, and to identify the support and development I will need in the year ahead.

How do you believe it will benefit members of your group?

Especially now, with lockdown and the huge challenges we face, PDR is a space to reflect and adjust goals to make them realistic. It's also a chance to acknowledge the fantastic achievements and contributions made over the past year.

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