A Solution Focused Independent Personal Review
Formal staff interviews such as appraisals and Individual Personal Reviews (IPRs) are common in the British Health Service and in other working environments. This is an example of an Individual Personal Review form developed from a solution focused viewpoint.
Date of this review:
The purpose of any review is to identify your strengths and resources. It will also enable you consider and discuss how your post and you as an individual may develop. The review will also give you an opportunity to plan what needs to happen and what resources are needed for you to achieve your goals.
Before we begin please consider “If this review is of benefit how will things be different in the future?”
There are several assumptions in your review:
- You have the expert knowledge about your resources, qualities and goals
- You have the innate and educated ability to use these resources and qualities to achieve your goals
- You are interested in and will take responsibility for your progress
- All progress will be made in small steps
- You deserve regular feedback and updates on progress
- You are a greater than equal partner in the supervisory relationship.
Feel free to add to these assumptions as part of any review or at any interval as the idea develops.
Please Complete the Following Scales
Overall Job Satisfaction.
Level of Achievement of Personal Goals.
Level of Achievement of Professional Goals.
Feeling Valued as a Person & Practitioner.
Having Control over My Work.
Level of Education, Training and Resources.
Feeling Confident About My Future at Work.
Recognising Strengths in Others.
Please make some notes on what would have to happen to move any or all scales one point to the right. Consider, for example, what would happen, who would be involved and how you would know that this had happened. It may be useful to think of times when you have achieved your goals and what made this happen.
Personal Review Plan
Based on your thoughts today and prior to the review can we agree a set of achievable goals and realistic time scales?
I'd like to take this time to offer you some feedback on our conversation and hope that this may prove useful.
Would you like to meet again to discuss your goals and review your successes? If so when?
This form is produced here with kind permission of Steve Freeman.
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO COPY AND USE THIS FORM BUT CREDIT THE AUTHOR: Steve Freeman, Research Nurse/Solution Focused Approaches Manager, Combined Healthcare NHS Trust. Chair, United Kingdom Association for Solution Focused Practice.