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The performance appraisal: What is it about this annual exercise that causes managers to hold their temples and the rest of the staff to go weak in their knees? After all, it’s simply a matter of aligning individual staff performance with the goals of the strategic plan. This most wondrous of documents, The Strategic Plan, might be found pinned to the notice board in the tea room - the whole 10 pages. This makes for a relaxing read during your lunch break, and because your unit is so well-staffed, there’s plenty of time during the shift for staff to ponder the link between their act of assisting a client in the shower, for example, and the strategic goal of ensuring ’the effective and efficient use of resources in the delivery of health services to our community…’ - easy!