Evaluations that uplift

Returning to this short piece from Agustina Vidal from a number of years ago, about emotional justice at work. Vidal defines emotional justice as “policies that protect the emotional well-being of our staff by centering anti-oppressive and trauma-informed practices in our workplace.” Among those practices are “evaluations that uplift,” an idea that sadly remains underused. A great many review procedures start from an unexamined position of critique; what if we shifted that mindset to orient those practices in care and support instead?