Expectations & Success: Measuring Success

Measuring success will be absolutely critical to your success.  Do not play games:  Identify those duties that are at the top of the boss’s list and that need to be accomplished successfully.

Keep in mind the following:

  • Identify each of your primary goals and clarify them with your boss
  • Determine how you will evaluate success
  • Identify what success looks like (paint a real world picture for yourself)
  • Understand the time frames-weekly, quarterly, semi-annually, annually?
  • Success can be quantified which is easier to measure and reasonable people will probably agree upon success
  • Success can be specified for those areas that are not easily quantified and will take more thinking to determine success criteria
  • Keep careful records on your success and be prepared to show your boss at a moments notice