The performance appraisal is and you need to understand how to answer the questions in your self-assessment. The best way to answer the performance review questions is to take a holistic approach to the review. This technique is about how you work in the organisation in context of other people. if you only talk about how your work and performance impact and benefit you only, the performance review won't be successful. Managers want to know how their department is running. leasere want to learn about opportunities for change and success stories across the entire organisation. So use this to your advantage.