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

Results Orientation is knowing and focusing on outstanding results and working hard to achieve them because they are significant.

Results Orientation: Exceeds Expectations Phrases

  • Identifies and meets with the appropriate parties in order to develop an understanding of the set goals and desired results
  • Develops and utilizes measures to assess the goals progress and outcome achievement
  • Utilizes tools and techniques that ensure that projects and goals remain on target and within the set budget
  • Demonstrates a flexible approach to work on projects in order to achieve cost-savings and to achieve goals
  • Effectively encourages team members' participation in attaining goals by identifying strengths of each member and assigning tasks based on those strengths
  • Finds ways to overcome obstacles and challenges so that tasks are completed and goals are met
  • Brainstorms different solutions to a problem and stays focused until a viable solution is found and implemented
  • Takes pride in own work and encourages other people to do the same; effectively balances service, quality, and productivity standards
  • Checks results in order to make sure that solutions are effective and takes the necessary action if resolution has not been accomplished
  • Generates enthusiasm and commitment from others in order to set and achieve challenging goals or objectives

Results Orientation: Meets Expectations Phrases

  • Nimbly navigates obstacles and problems even when facing complex and unique circumstances
  • Takes responsibility for resolving problems and works diligently in order to find the most effective solutions when problems occur
  • Carefully monitors and appreciates the quality of work one has provided as well as that, which other people provide
  • Continuously looks for and acts upon opportunities in order to improve service, quality and productivity standards of the company
  • Takes the initiative to contact customers or research the effectiveness of the suggested solutions; continues to try new solutions until the desired result is achieved
  • Aligns personal goals with those of the team or company and works hard to achieve them promptly and efficiently
  • Plans, prioritizes and balances tasks in order to meet goals, commitments, and deadlines effectively
  • Compares work performance and the expected outcomes against the set standards in order to achieve quality results
  • Uses the appropriate methods, tools, and criteria in order to regularly evaluate the company's processes, services, and deliverables
  • Develops personal work plans, with a corresponding contingency plan for each, in order to structure work and receive the required results

Results Orientation: Needs Improvement Phrases

  • Makes little effort to overcome obstacles, resolve problems, or find alternative methods to accomplish tasks or projects
  • Easily loses focus when faced with problems and gives up even before the problems are resolved
  • Shows little concern for the assigned tasks; fails to meet service, quality, and productivity standards for any assigned task
  • Sets goals that are either too difficult or too easy to accomplish or does not set goals at all
  • Does not take the time to evaluate the effectiveness of a solution to a problem before implementing it
  • Constantly needs the management's input in regards to the end goals of the projects one is assigned or their results
  • Does not stay on top of repeat problems that distract the smooth running of the company and its productivity
  • Is not able to communicate properly, own understanding of the tasks or projects and the desired results
  • Always has a hard time asking for guidance or understanding what the results of a project should be
  • Does not seem to learn from repeat mistakes and keeps on making new ones

Results Orientation: Self Evaluation Questions

  • Describe a time when you have been very successful in accomplishing your goals. What made this possible?
  • Is there a time when you were not satisfied with the results you achieved for your goals? What was the problem?
  • What are some of the most common things that prevent people from achieving results from their goals? What do you think they should do differently?
  • Describe a particular time when you have been effective in prioritizing tasks and accomplishing a goal on schedule. What are the challenges you faced and how did you overcome them?
  • Is there a time when you have handled a project that demanded a lot of effort? How did you go about it?
  • How do you motivate your team members to stay focused on achieving results?
  • When you have a lot of projects you need to complete, what do you do to accomplish them effectively and promptly?
  • Describe a project/goal that required you to pay attention to detail. How did you go about accomplishing it?
  • Describe a time when instructions on a project were not clear. What made them unclear and what did you do?
  • Describe a project that you have started on your own recently. What motivated you to get started?

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