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

Role Awareness is the ability to be informed of your role in a given environment as well as understand the expectations placed on a position and to see how they are met apparently.

Role Awareness: Exceeds Expectations Phrases

  • Is coachable and pays attention to what one is told; is always ready to learn from others in order to grow
  • Identifies the daily activities and tasks involved in a project and highlights and makes that one can complete them before starting the project
  • Does own job and goes the extra mile; does more than what the company requires or needs
  • Believes in own ability to accomplish goals and projects; uses own skills to spot challenges at work and derive solutions
  • Aligns oneself with the right people at work in order to learn new things that can help one grow professionally
  • Creates a vivid and compelling vision of the goal one wants to achieve and develops strategies to achieve it
  • Keeps one motivated to accomplish complex goals by breaking down the goals into milestones and rewarding oneself after successfully accomplishing each milestone
  • Expands own skills and knowledge by reading and taking on new projects outside own job description
  • Is enthusiastic about tasks or projects that add value to own career and improve company's productivity
  • Thinks of way that one can improve own performance and implements them in order to add value to the company

Role Awareness: Meets Expectations Phrases

  • Uses time wisely in order to reduce the risk of mistakes that come from squeezing too much work into too little time
  • Abstains from distractions such as social media or personal messaging in order to concentrate on the assigned task
  • Uses downtime to prepare for future tasks, catch up on backlogs or as a time to do simple or easy tasks
  • Uses breaks as a time to socialize with other employees as a way to engage own brain with something other than work
  • Arrives early enough in order to take care of some of the little things, like settling in, before starting time
  • Works backwards from the deadline in order to see how tweaking daily micro tasks could increase chances of meeting own goals even further
  • Breaks daily duties down into micro tasks and resists the urge to tackle everything all at once
  • Keeps a daily log of own goals for a given day in order to evaluate progress and see what one has actually achieved
  • Anticipates setbacks beyond own control and is able to plan around them when they repeat themselves
  • Marks positive changes in own performance in order to implement them further and identifies areas that need improvement

Role Awareness: Needs Improvement Phrases

  • Waits to be handed down directives or mission statements instead of involving oneself in the growth of the company
  • Does not take the initiative to start new projects, create new opportunities or pitch new solutions for the company
  • Waits for the annual appraisal instead of keeping assessing own performance and looking for areas that need improvement
  • Is not willing to learn new things and does not pay attention when being trained to take on a new role
  • Does not communicate proactively to let others know when a task is complete and know what needs to be done next
  • Takes up too many tasks or projects but assigns little time for them thus ends up submitting work done poorly
  • Often sets unclear and unrealistic goals and thus gets frustrated or blames other employees when one doesn't meet them
  • Brags about all the things one can do but never delivers thus makes others upset or fail to meet their goals
  • Is not trustworthy and does not keep promises; makes commitments or takes on projects but does not deliver
  • Lacks compassion and understanding; always complains about how much work one has and does not look for ways to get it done

Role Awareness: Self Evaluation Questions

  • Describe a project that required you to demonstrate role awareness. What was your role and what was the outcome?
  • What things have you done to improve your knowledge of your position in the company? How has this benefited the company?
  • Describe a project that failed because you were not aware of your role in it. How did you go about it?
  • What have you done to help team members become more aware of their roles in a team project?
  • Describe a time when you have had to adapt to a difficult situation. What made the situation difficult and how did you manage it?
  • How have you helped new and underperforming employees become more aware of their positions in the department or company?
  • Explain how your department has benefited from employees being more aware of their roles. How has this benefited the company at large?
  • Describe a time when you have faced challenges that hindered you from becoming more aware of your role in a certain goal. How did you overcome them?
  • How many hours a week do you set aside for improving your professional skills that make you more aware of your position in the company?
  • In your opinion, do you think it is important for employers to develop ways to help employees become more aware of their positions it the company? Explain

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