Deadlines - On time: Use these sample phrases to craft meaningful performance evaluations, drive change and motivate your workforce.

Deadlines - On time is the ability to prioritize the important tasks and setting up a plan on how to work on them first to deliver within the set period.

Deadlines - On time: Exceeds Expectations Phrases

  • Considers what one is expected to deliver, how large the project is, and the amount of time one can dedicate when setting a completion time for a project
  • Compares a project to others that one has done in the past in order to see it is possible to finish on time
  • Divides a project into tasks and estimates the amount of time it would take to complete each task in order to get a realistic time for the whole project
  • Dedicates own attention to a project one is working on in order to be more efficient
  • Determines the most critical tasks and completes them before moving forward to the less critical ones
  • Lets the person who assigned the deadline to know in good time when one is not able to meet a deadline due to unavoidable circumstances
  • Schedules regular breaks between tasks in order to maintain focus and get the time to evaluate complex issues with the project
  • Creates a calendar for daily tasks in order to have a clear picture of the work that one is needed to do, and sticks to it
  • Gets a complete clarification on the most important parts of the project before one agrees to a deadline
  • Maintains a list of things that one needs to do in order to stay motivated and meet deadlines for own projects

Deadlines - On time: Meets Expectations Phrases

  • Keeps emails and documents in a categorized folder in order to avoid wasting time while looking for important information
  • Starts own projects as soon as one can in order to avoid scrambling for time when the deadlines approach
  • Takes responsibility for own mistakes; looks at the situation in a positive way and shows the willingness to improve
  • Tells a friend or other employees about a deadline in order to feel motivated to complete it on time
  • Saves social time for after one has completed the assigned tasks in order to avoid distractions and remain focused
  • Uses online calendars to organize own tasks and get email and text reminders for crucial deadlines
  • Negotiates due dates with the people concerned in order to have more control and reduce stress when working on a project
  • Completes a portion of the task and shares it with the person who assigned it in order to get valuable feedback
  • Looks for people who have completed similar tasks in order to find out how long it would take to do the tasks
  • Sets a deadline few days before the actual deadline in order to make up for tasks that may take longer than expected

Deadlines - On time: Needs Improvement Phrases

  • Agrees to a deadline that one knows is unattainable thus ends up unsatisfying the person who assigned the project and ruins own reputation
  • Allows oneself to feel overwhelmed with the thought of completing a large project instead of breaking the project down into smaller, manageable tasks
  • Constantly works without taking breaks between tasks which makes one feel overloaded and less efficient
  • Puts off projects when one feels that the deadline is not close thus delays the project or fails to complete it
  • Makes excuses when one makes mistakes or fails to meet deadlines instead of holding oneself accountable and showing the willingness to improve
  • Sets tight deadlines just to show off or please others but not to enable one to make up for tasks that may take longer than expected
  • Keeps a to-do list but does not use it effectively thus ends up missing an important task or deadline
  • Is unable to prioritize when one is facing a pool of seemingly urgent tasks or projects
  • Does not know how to improve own concentration when one is faced with distractions
  • Takes on too many tasks, which often leads to low morale, stress or poor performance

Deadlines - On time: Self Evaluation Questions

  • Describe a time when you have had to work under a tight deadline. What methods did you use to meet the deadline?
  • How do you handle distractions and interruptions at work? Is there a time when you were distracted when doing an important task? What did you do?
  • How have you kept yourself motivated to meet deadlines at work? How have you helped others on the same?
  • You are currently working on a project that is due in a few hours. Your boss assigns you another project that is due at exactly the same time as the current one. What do you do to make sure that you meet both deadlines?
  • Is there a time when you have failed to meet an important deadline? What was the problem and how did you go about it?
  • What are some of the tools that you have used to prioritize your tasks? How has this helped meet your deadlines?
  • Is there a time when you faced a problem when handling a task? How did this affect your mini-deadlines and the actual deadline?
  • What are some of the things that you include in your to-do lists to make them effective? How has this helped you meet your deadlines?
  • Which is one of the most difficult projects you have ever done? What made it difficult and how did you go about making it a success?
  • How do you determine how much time is needed to finish a certain task? Is there a time when you have felt overloaded with work? What did you do?

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