Jobs and Career
The Workplace: Assess performance for results
Posted Friday, October 4 2013 at 00:00
At the beginning of every year, many organisations set objectives to guide business operations. Individual employees are then assessed against the set objectives.
The approach is not any different for individuals who want to progress in life and impact society.
The resolutions - the must achieve goals serve as a compass. One can budget better after setting and classifying work plans.
Unlike companies that have a schedule for assessing employee performance, few people endeavour to rheostat; emphasis is put on accomplishments.
There are barely two months to the end of 2013. The clock is ticking away. As you watch, competition is progressing. You look at them in awe.
In reality, we all enjoy the same amount of time. However, how we use it sets the difference. This is the time to assess performance.
For instance, if you had planned to buy land, build and organise a wedding in the same year but you realise your budget is tight, it would be wiser to rank your priorities and act accordingly.
Every day, take action towards a goal, celebrate little successes, and try to learn from setbacks and failure.
Instead of sulking over a failed project, try to identify the mistake or a breakdown in the system and deal with it.
This will give better results in the future. Also, try as much as possible to take time off. This will enable you to focus and realign your goals.
James Lucas, the author of Walking through the Fire, says most people have not been trained to prioritise plans and then work them in priority order.
“The result is that we flounder around, unfocused and unproductive, frittering away our time on ‘urgent’ things that are easy to do,” he says.
Will you put away all the ‘urgent’ work and focus on actualising your dream this year?
The writer is a Human Resource specialist and journalist