Hackman, J.R., (2004). What Makes for a Great Team? American Science Agenda/Science Briefs. American Psychological Association. Retrieved from http://www.apa.org/science/about/psa/2004/06/hackman.aspx. “Our research has identified five conditions that, when present, increase the probability of team effectiveness. These conditions…can be briefly summarized as a series of five questions.
“It is important to say what hope is not: it is not the belief that everything was, is, or will be fine. The evidence is all around us of tremendous suffering and tremendous destruction. The hope I’m interested in is about broad perspectives with specific possibilities, ones that invite or demand that we act.”
NEGOTIATE YOUR SCHEDULE WHEN YOU’RE HIRED
Especially if you are working toward long term goals, like going back to school, that might require time away or flex time.
ASK FOR OCCASIONAL FLEX TIME
Need some flexibility for childcare, eldercare, or other responsibilities? Try negotiating a “work at home” or other flex time schedule one day a week to help you manage your time most effectively (honor and don’t abuse these arrangements).
What if your clients and co-workers could Yelp review you? Would you be surprised by their comments? Don’t wait for your performance evaluation. Ask others to (genuinely) comment on your performance often in both formal and informal ways. Ask them to identify strengths as well as growth areas. If you provide a service, ask your clients for regular feedback and make it clear that you welcome and take this feedback seriously.
WORK ANYWHERE AT ANY TIME
“Technological innovation has caused a shuffling of work time and play time. People are using a variety of personal devices to keep up with their work wherever they are. The Institute for the Future argues that rather than being ‘always on’, workers can use evolving technology to work more productively and achieve better results in a shorter time.” …
“A job is not just income, It is dignity, hope, purpose.” – Leila Janah… “The paradox of work is that many people hate their jobs, but they are considerably more miserable doing nothing.” – Derek Thompson…. “Whatever you are, be a good one.” – Abraham Lincoln… “It’s amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry S. Truman… “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” – Sheryl Sandberg
You might have had a setback but your experience is not YOU. It is just an experience, not a comment on you as a person or even you as a professional. Try not to magnify (make it bigger than it is) or catastrophize (think it will ruin your career). It’s probably a setback that you can move on from with lesson learned.
FOR YOUR PERFORMANCE: Your boss has a wide range of goals and priorities that you may or may not be aware of. Some bosses are better at communicationg vision than others. Be sure you know what your boss values and wants to accomplish and align your work with their priorities.
Focus Groups on Learning Opportunities
Learning and Development within Central Human Resources is listening to…
- for your future
- for your community
- career development
- spotlight back to school
- michelle bautista
- leader as storyteller
- terrie moore
- kathleen valerio
- career story
- tom holub
- owning your career
- doing your job
- professional development
- take 5
- elizabeth wilcox