Judgment Skills: Use these sample phrases to craft meaningful performance evaluations, drive change and motivate your workforce.
Judgment is the ability to make a decision or form an opinion wisely especially in matters affecting action, good sense and discretion.
Judgment Skills: Exceeds Expectations Phrases
- Looks at all sides of an issue or problem and weighs the options before making a decision
- Bases decisions on facts, filtering emotions, opinions, assumptions, expectations, and biases
- Objectively assesses the facts, in sensitive situations, in order to arrive at a balanced and fair judgment
- Assesses the risks, including ethical risks, in new situations where there are little or no precedent, in order to make an informed decision
- Considers the best interests of all parties, in situations where the facts or evidence is not clear-cut or widely agreed, when making a decision
- Evaluates the pros and cons, or costs and benefits, associated with an option and generates an array of possible responses or solutions
- Assesses the impact of the decision and modifies the course of action as needed
- Conducts a comparative analysis of proposals from two advertising agencies in order to select the best firm to lead a campaign
- Facilitates a brainstorming session in order to generate possible names for a new product in the company
- Regularly surveys customers in order to evaluate the general impact of a change in pricing policy
Judgment Skills: Meets Expectations Phrases
- Compares the leadership potential and personal commitment of different project team members when choosing a project manager
- Creates time to research possible logistical or legal problems associated with a new company policy before implementing it
- Analyzes data from different focus groups in order to help select proper packaging for a new product in the company
- Defines and clarifies the issue or situation at hand to determine whether it warrants action or whether it is important, urgent or both
- Consults other employees, if necessary or useful, for bigger and complex decisions or where there are several options
- Selects the best option and avoids vagueness or weak compromises in trying to please everyone
- Explains one's own decision to those affected or involved and follows up to ensure effective and proper implementation
- Tries to be as objective and measured as one can be, and seeks input from other employees where appropriate or necessary
- Avoids snap judgment and decisions; takes the time to jot down potential solutions to situations before making a call
- Always rewards oneself after making a nice judgment call or decision and jots down how good it made one feel
Judgment Skills: Needs Improvement Phrases
- Allows external opinions or difficulty in changing a situation to be an excuse for one not to follow own heart when making a decision
- Is not used to trusting oneself and has to run every suggestion or decision past every employee first before implementing it
- Does not take the time to understand the problem thus gives ineffective solutions or fails the entire decision-making process
- Does not know how to break information into smaller, more manageable parts or look for links and relationships thus fails to understand the overall situation
- Does not monitor or review the results of a solution after implementing it thus sometimes encounters unforeseen new problems
- Does not create time to exercise, read or meditate thus sometimes lacks the strength to remain functional during a decision-making process
- Is afraid of the consequences of making the wrong decisions and does nothing to work through that fear
- Does not take the time to familiarize oneself with alternative solutions to a problem even when stuck between choices that feel inadequate in terms of achieving one's goals
- Waits around for the most perfect or ideal choice instead of figuring out the best criteria for making an adequate decision
- Does not look at the consequences of one's decision or how one's life or career will look like if they chose a particular path
Judgment Skills: Self Evaluation Questions
- Can you think of a context or situation where you needed to demonstrate judgment? How was the situation resolved?
- Describe a time when you have had to think on your feet in order to extricate yourself from a difficult situation. What was the outcome
- Can you give two examples of situations where you have used logic and good judgment in solving a problem? How did you go about it?
- Describe a time when you had to be relatively quick in solving a problem. How did you do it? What was the outcome?
- Is there a time you have made a difficult decision? How did you handle the feedback? Is there a way you could have handled the situation differently?
- Do you usually analyze information better alone or with a group? Why? When do you seek assistance from other employees?
- In your experience, when solving a problem as a team, do you come up with the most ideas or do you prefer to step back and follow other people's guidelines?
- Is there a time when you have made a terrible mistake due to poor judgment? What was the mistake? How was it fixed?
- In your opinion, what factors should one consider when comparing the pros and cons of two potential vendors for processing payroll?
- Can you describe step by step, how you would brainstorm possible themes for a fundraising campaign in your company?