I'm getting closer to finishing the bully's. See below and let me know how it sounds.
* It's not any easier doing a peer review on someone that I truly like - I'm having to do two on people that I adore, and they're hard, too.
* I got to thinking that this is my chance to give constructive feedback on the bully. I don't want to sound whiny or petty myself. But, if all I do is build her up, the boss is going to think there's not a problem. Right? Does the Area of Improvement need to have more given the fact that she's made my life miserable? Isn't it going to look weird if all I do is compliment her?
* The compliments are not fake. The thing is - this woman HAS taken on the study and coordinated it successfully. She HAS resourced us to the various tasks efficiently. And, to be honest, there IS a part of her that I admire. I just hate the way she goes about what she does. If she'd stop and realize that she's actually good at what she does, maybe she wouldn't have to tear me down to build herself up. I'm not trying to suck up as much by putting in some good things about her as just give her credit where credit's due. But, does my complimenting negate the fact that she's been a jerk?
Summary of work accomplished: [Person] has an overall knowledge of the [Study] studies from, basically, the beginning to the end. As such, she's been able to coordinate the study in all the many aspects. The [Studies] have not been easy studies to handle. Yet, [Person] has taken charge of all 6 of them - at one point, all 6 at once. To be able to resource the team members efficiently onto all of them is very admirable. I know it's been a difficult road at times, as there has been so much to do - and so many little details that couldn't be overlooked. There are parts of the job that could have fallen through the cracks had [Person] not been so attentive to every one of them. She knows what she's doing, and she's confident in her role.
Opinion of performance (Quality, Efficiency, Attitude, Accountability, Urgency): [Person] is very knowledgeable about the study and all the things that are necessary to get a quality product out in the end. She is able to juggle the many tasks at once and understands all the [job] requirements. Quality is utmost with [Person]. She strives to ensure that the study closes with the cleanest data possible. She also is very attentive to the time that it takes to perform various roles on the study. She's able to effectively schedule the tasks for the team in such a way that deadlines are met successfully.
Technical Capabilities (Oracle Clinical, Query Direct, LiveLink, Seagate): [Person] is extremely knowledgeable about [computer programs]. As she's been working with the various programs for several years, she has a great understanding about them and how they function.
Communication, Leadership, Training skills: As noted above, [Person] is able to coordinate all the tasks that are required to get good results for a study freeze. To do this requires someone who's organized and "on top of things" at every moment. She does lead the group to obtain quality and works with the Lead(s) and managers to make sure that she is giving the team the tools needed to get the job done properly.
Areas for Improvement: [Person] is very good about utilizing email for correspondence and she has a terrific attention to detail. This is a vital asset to the company and to the study. However, often the tone of her emails comes across as confrontational rather than helpful which can lead to uneasiness about how one's work has been received. She doesn't seem as quick to pass along when she notices the details we get right, only those we get wrong [contemplating this sentence and the substitution suggested]. This gives her emails an air of criticism rather than promoting what needs to be a team atmosphere.