Enjoyment of the Job: Use these sample phrases to craft meaningful performance evaluations, drive change and motivate your workforce.

Enjoyment of the Job is the ability to enjoy what you do rather than enjoying what you earn from it.

Enjoyment of the Job: Exceeds Expectations Phrases

  • Does not talk ill about other employees, rather than cool things the employees are doing
  • Sees customers like real people with real needs thus, gains real sense of fulfillment and purpose from taking care of those needs
  • Enjoys attending meetings; likes being at the center of challenging and thoughtful discussions that lead to decisions, initiatives and changes
  • Is excited about what one is doing and more excited about the colleagues one is doing it with
  • Hardly ever looks at the clock; is always too busy making things happen thus finds time moving faster
  • Leaves work with items on one's to-do list and is excited about tackling the items the following day
  • Does not think about retirement because retirement sounds boring, in one's ears, and a lot less fulfilling
  • Gets to work early and does not call in sick unless when it is absolutely necessary
  • Gives one hundred percent; works diligently to complete all tasks and limit one's mistakes and takes responsibility if one makes a mistake
  • Is visionary; takes time to make goals and finds the best way to accomplish them

Enjoyment of the Job: Meets Expectations Phrases

  • Works diligently with colleagues in order to accomplish great things in the workplace and to improve the company's productivity
  • Makes and effort to create new ways that help one's own tasks get done faster, easily and more effectively
  • Learns more about the company and makes an effort to understand the complete operation and production aspects in order to grow and develop as an employee
  • Takes an introspective look at one's own performance, production ability and how well a task is completed and works to improve on the weak areas
  • Periodically thanks one's employer for being chosen to participate in a new team project or for the opportunity to work at the company
  • Volunteers for new projects and makes new goals which one is excited to tackle, rather than hiding under the desk
  • Is not bothered by typical annoyances at work; does not care about petty issues because one is focused on bigger issues
  • Looks for solutions instead of griping about problems; comes up with suggestions about ways to make things better and run smoothly
  • Enjoys helping other employees and considers them as partners in building something of value
  • Looks for way to share credit with others; does not feel the need to hoard credit to prove one's worth

Enjoyment of the Job: Needs Improvement Phrases

  • Does not push oneself to take new tasks and projects or gain some extra skills
  • Does not look for new ways to make things work; works with the same routine thus finds work monotonous
  • Always focuses on the negative aspects of one's job and does not seem interested in exploring the positive side of it
  • Finds oneself distracted by worrying about other things to be done thus, loses energy to tackle the task at hand
  • Disassociates oneself from colleagues and team members and does not create time to get to know new employees
  • Is always late at work and takes sick leaves even when it is not necessary
  • Spends too much time dwelling on something, rather than just doing it thus, creates a big deal out of nothing
  • Often gets frustrated and depressed when a project does not turn out as expected or after making a mistake
  • Does not complete tasks and projects on time and often complains about how hard it is to accomplish them
  • Uses extra time gossiping and complaining about one's job instead of doing something that adds value to the company

Enjoyment of the Job: Self Evaluation Questions

  • When you have extra time available in the workplace, what ways have you found to make yourself more productive?
  • What techniques and processes have you come up with to make your job easier or to be more effective at work?
  • Describe a time when you went beyond your employer's expectations in order to get the job done
  • How do you maintain enjoyment of the job after experiencing a setback on your way to achieving your goals?
  • Describe a time when you felt your work was unmanageable and were unable to meet deadlines. What did you do about it?
  • Can you describe a working environment that makes you happy and more productive?
  • Do you prefer working as part of a team or alone? Given a choice, what percentage of your time would you allocate to each?
  • Can you describe a time when you made a suggestion to improve the work in your department? What was the outcome?
  • If you find yourself working with a "boring" team, how do you keep yourself and others motivated?
  • Are there times when you have helped other employees love their jobs? How did you go about it?

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