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How personal goals can increase efforts to attain success in a role

Achievement/Effort
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Achievement and effort lead to productivity, and productivity is defined as executing work to achieve results, technically it is expressed as the ratio of input to achieve the desired output, often used in production processes. Nowadays it can also be used a measure of an employee's work ethic.

A strong achievement and effort score is needed for roles that require personal ambition and hard work in achieving work-related goals. The outcomes or results from the person who is exerting effort towards mastering tasks can be measured by their productivity and success. If employees are rewarded for their achievement and efforts, they are motivated to work more productively.

Employee productivity is often linked to employee happiness and engagement. If a person is able to accomplish work more effectively and efficiently, with tools and support at their disposal, they feel they have added value and accomplished something with their day. Consequent rewards, recognition, and advancement opportunity will thereby increase employee happiness.

What does a higher score mean?

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You are ambitious and self-sufficient in setting goals and achieving them. You like to be busy and like to feel you have accomplished something each day, that you have added value.

What does a lower score mean?

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You do not consider yourself highly ambitious, you do not like to be busy and do not set or aim for stretch goals. You prefer a steady and consistent work day.

To nurture your Achievement/Effort:

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Find ways to break up your work day and split the work accordingly, with clear mini goals and achievements to mark success. If you are more creative in the morning, schedule work during that time, if you have a large or difficult task to complete, get it off your desk first thing. The feeling of control and accomplishment will then drive you through the rest of the day. Consider setting up small rewards for each large task you complete.

Use this checklist for self-evaluation

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  • Do you have a daily to-do list?
  • Are you distracted easily?
  • Do you take care of your biggest or most difficult task first?
  • Have you established short-term and long-term goals?
  • Have you shared your goals to be held accountable?
  • Are your efforts recognized to keep you motivated?
  • Do you reward yourself for goals achieved?


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