Innovation: Use these sample phrases to craft meaningful performance evaluations, drive change and motivate your workforce.

Innovation is the process of translating new invention into a service that creates value or brings better solutions that meet the requirements.

Innovation: Exceeds Expectations Phrases

  • Always looks for ways to create extra value in the work that is done.
  • Identifies problems easily and then comes up with potentially workable solutions
  • Tries always to question and seek different and varied perspectives of looking at things.
  • Is adaptable and very flexible when trying to identify problems and to find solutions.
  • Moves away from the norm and tries to rethink how things are done.
  • Always approaches challenges in a very creative and intelligent way.
  • Is open-minded and seeks to learn from other people concerning knowledge and new ideas.
  • Puts across ideas and opinions in a very confident and professional way.
  • Always tries to suggest new alternatives of achieving pre-set goals and objectives.
  • Keenly evaluates solutions and seeks to develop useful recommendations that achieve good results.

Innovation: Meets Expectations Phrases

  • Recognizes other people's ideas and abilities by demonstrating trust in them.
  • Demonstrates confidence and poise when pursuing new and challenging tasks.
  • Always willing to take risks to achieve great innovative results.
  • Not afraid to make mistakes and shows great resolve to learn from experiences.
  • Knows how to receive and give constructive feedback to other people's ideas.
  • Shows great ability to assess and manage any form of risks that might arise.
  • Demonstrates good listening skills and always pays attention when other people express their ideas.
  • Share valuable information that might help solve the various problems that might arise.
  • Builds and maintains beneficial relationships, which helps achieve great results.
  • Encourages others to appreciate and use their skills and abilities in the right way.

Innovation: Needs Improvement Phrases

  • Does not know how to give feedback to other people and is not ready to receive feedback when given.
  • Demonstrates poor listening skills and ends up not getting the intended information.
  • Lacks proper confidence when it comes to expressing ideas and opinions.
  • Is not willing to take risks to achieve great results.
  • Does not usually approach issues and problems creatively and intelligently.
  • Seems comfortable in a comfort zone and is not willing to go the extra mile.
  • Fears making mistakes and venturing into the world of the unknown.
  • Does not know how to develop and maintain strong working relationships with people.
  • Not ready to listen to other people's ideas and does not support them in any way.
  • Does not show any willingness to continue learning by being open minded and receptive to other people's ideas.

Innovation: Self Evaluation Questions

  • Give an instance you thought critically and came up with workable solutions?
  • What is the worst decision you had ever made when you were trying to solve a particular problem?
  • Explain how you go about when solving a problem or an issue?
  • Give an instance that you had to fall on your plan B when things did not work out as intended?
  • How well do you deal with pressure when it comes to developing workable solutions to problems?
  • Do you delegate work and how has it benefitted you as an individual?
  • Describe the best and the worst decision you have ever made?
  • How well do you respond to issues and what do you feel is your weak point when dealing with problems?
  • What can you say is your best innovation when it comes to developing workable solutions?
  • How well do you work with a group or team to come up with innovative ideas?

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