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

Competitiveness is the skill of being able to compete as a team or a company with other enterprises in the same line of entrepreneurship and emerging as the winner.

Competitiveness: Exceeds Expectations Phrases

  • Always looks for ways to expand existing professional skills and develop new ones
  • Invests quality time, energy and money for personal improvement and development
  • Embraces the power of professional associations as a way of gaining wisdom, knowledge, and experience
  • Always looks for opportunities to take on leadership responsibilities at work, in the community and everywhere else
  • Often takes new personal and professional challenges, even those not related to one's career
  • Focuses on the clients' exact demands and remains committed to meeting those demands
  • Always has a ready and prepared mindset. Perceives oneself as a warrior who never gives up until all enemies are defeated
  • Stays up-to-date with the latest innovations and trends in the specific career field
  • Gets along with everyone and avoids picking fights or offending co-workers
  • Knows how to manage time effectively and gets every project or task done within the assigned time

Competitiveness: Meets Expectations Phrases

  • Looks for opportunities to practice different skills, implement new processes, take on new responsibilities and learn a new software
  • Reads books and attends webinars, workshops, classes, seminars, etc. that help in professional growth
  • Attends regular networking events in the community in order to develop real, authentic connections with other business professionals
  • Volunteers a few hours a week with a community association in order to gain valuable experience that can be used in the workplace
  • Joins associations with like-minded professionals to help create relationships that can help tap new, exciting ideas into the business
  • Grabs every opportunity that helps in getting noticed at work as this is a great step to building a professional competitive reputation
  • Seeks out opportunities for growth and expanding self horizons in order to have more to offer at work
  • Builds an "I can do better" mentality and always works hard to proof that fact
  • Takes advantage of free online education options in order to keep updated on emerging trends on one's career
  • Knows how to empathize and sympathize with co-workers in order to build harmony and avoid conflicts in the workplace

Competitiveness: Needs Improvement Phrases

  • Shows unwillingness to assume responsibilities that are outside one's job description
  • Avoids teamwork and frequently plants seeds of doubt with the rest of the team
  • Resists opportunities to get trained and learn new things that might add value to career and personal growth
  • Appears disinterested in assisting colleagues who are struggling to improve their professional skills
  • Appears to become frustrated by clients who asks questions or require specific demands met
  • Seems unwilling to take new projects, even when presented with a compelling reason
  • Is reluctant to attend business networking events, seminars, or any other activity aimed at adding value to one's career life
  • Does not practice leadership skills even when presented with an opportunity to do so
  • Rarely volunteers in community activities thus misses an opportunity to meet new people and learn new things
  • Is afraid of taking new challenges. Consistently passes challenges to others instead of tackling them head on

Competitiveness: Self Evaluation Questions

  • What sort of projects did you generate that required you to go beyond your job description?
  • What are some of the projects, tasks or activities you took part in to improve your personal skills?
  • Are there times you have had to demonstrate leadership skills at work in order to stand out from the rest of your colleagues?
  • What is one thing you would like to improve about yourself in order to be more competitive at work?
  • What are some of the things you have done to help co-workers improve their professional competitive skills?
  • Have you ever participated in a networking event? How did you interact with other people attending the event?
  • Mention a time you made an intentional effort to get to know someone from another culture. What was the result?
  • What have you done to increase your knowledge and understanding about competitiveness in the workplace?
  • Were there times you got a promotion for displaying consistent overall growth and improvement?
  • Are there situations where you made periodic mistakes while trying to learn something new?

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