5 ways to ensure outstanding appraisal


It’s been 4 years now and I have always got outstanding rating in my appraisal. Now the below points may wary from one industry to another but in the nutshell it works. Going by some logic and some personal experience, you will understand and should try to implement some of these in your office. Either it will work or not at all but nothing will go wrong.

  1. Sincerity

    – Be sincere to yourself and to your work. First and foremost you are working for yourself and then for your company. So, be true to yourself and love what you do. Then only you will be able to give 100% to your work. It is always great when your passion becomes your work but even if it doesn’t follow your passion too but enjoy the work as well. I was a developer who is now a manager. These were not my passion but eventually I discovered what I can love in it.ilovemyjob

  2. Never say no to work

    – No matter what you do, never say no to additional work. The only exception here is the task which you know will not be fruitful and will bear no output. Only those can be said No to. lifes-little-secrets-44-728

  3. Automation

    – With the advancement of technology and every one going for eco-friendly, effort reduction, money saving options and other stuff, make sure you automate whatever you can. It might take away some of your work but it will surely get you new work and visibility among the seniors. So think out of the box. Process Automation on the Gears.

  4. Courage to let go

    – One should not be afraid to let go of work to their juniors. Till the time you don’t let go of tasks that you have mastered in, you will not grow. So, whenever you are given a task, master it and then share it with juniors and let them handle it while you ask your boss to give you more higher/difficult tasks. He/She will be impressed and this will showcase your leadership skills. climbing-the-ladder

  5. Visibility to boss

    – This is the final and most important point. All of the above pointers depend on this. Always make sure that your boss knows what you are doing and what you have finished. We tend to forget that the boss is a human after all and during the appraisal time might forget what you did. So whenever you take up a new task or complete one, communicate with your boss and make sure he knows about it. Every 2nd Friday or any day – twice a month, schedule a feedback session with your boss to discuss your SWOT. Also, keep a note of all the accomplishments which you can take up during the appraisal discussion. But, all in all, communication is really necessary. managing-my-boss-27-638

 

So, give it a try and think about it….

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Another day in office….


Yawn!! I am 2 glasses vodka down, that’s around 120ml of it, though not high, not even tipsy. Not even a little bit. Still my mind is relaxed. I have bunked my office and sitting in cafeteria of another facility, same office ;). Today I completed 1 year in this company, in the morning I got a mail saying “happy fucking anniversary”. I am not angry at the company. Really! Its just that I am not completely happy. My definition of job is not this one. Its meant to be satisfying, is it? Or its just the paychecks that are satisfying? Every monday, you feel good or bad? These are some questions that have different answers but at some point of time, these really become common for all.

*sigh* another sip from the tea.

Now, listen to me carefully, you may find your job exciting, it may satisfy you but answer this truthful, at some point of time you really wanna go and run somewhere. Hit me if I’m wrong.

Enough of the negative crap! Coming back to point. We work day and night for what? Growth? You are already growing! Money? You will get it anyway and it will be spent. Status? Its matters when you have status in your own eyes.
What matters in life and every day is the small moments you share with friends, joking on a cup of tea, lunch or even a drive to greater noida and back. These moments are permanent and should be cherished. I am not stopping you from work but more than that some things are essential.

So just another day in office should be satisfactory when at the end you want to think about the day while sleeping and smiling ..

Think about it…

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