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

The quantity of Work is the amount of work accomplished by an employee against the expectations set by the employer.

Quantity of Work: Exceeds Expectations Phrases

  • Produces more than expected in all assigned areas regardless of how high the output or production goals are set
  • Streamlines own workload and focuses on one task at a time in order to increase own efficiency and the amount of work produced
  • Makes a list of short and long-term goals in order to stay focused and keep on top of the projects that one needs to complete
  • Turns off social media notifications in order to eliminate or reduce distractions and improve own efficiency and productivity
  • Fixes issues that affect the quantity of work one produces and derives ways to prevent these issues from recurring
  • Sets realistic, attainable goals and regularly tracks their progress in order to know what level one is currently working at and what level one needs to be
  • Rewards oneself when one consistently exceeds the set output goals in order to stay motivated to work harder
  • Takes short breaks between tasks in order to get ready for the next task, boost morale, and increase productivity
  • Works around productive colleagues who enjoy getting things done and avoids those who seek distraction or are not actively working
  • Takes the time to learn and understand team members' strengths and weak points before delegating tasks in order to increase the team's productivity

Quantity of Work: Meets Expectations Phrases

  • Sets new standards for productivity and inspires other employees or team members with own output
  • Always seeks opportunities to produce more work even if it means working extra hours or coming to work before the reporting time
  • Regards team's productivity as a top priority and constantly identifies and implements new methods to get things done and enhance the team's output
  • Always goes that extra mile; is responsible for a major improvement in own department's productivity
  • Fully understands the numbers behind productivity and works hard and smart to streamline departmental and company operations
  • Raises the bar for other employees and is energized by problems that would easily derail others
  • Is highly motivated and constantly offers outstanding suggestions to keep others motivated to exceed the company goals and expectations
  • Works directly with other employees in order to enhance their productivity or get new ideas of being more productive
  • Creates and implements time management strategies that streamline own tasks and processes in order to meet deadlines
  • Is excellent at estimating the amount of time needed for a project and developing an appropriate plan to accomplish it

Quantity of Work: Needs Improvement Phrases

  • Jumps from one task to the other instead of concentrating on a single activity at a time
  • Puts off important assignments for easier projects instead of prioritizing and completing the most urgent assignments first
  • Does not put enough energy or attention on the assigned task and is uneven in own productivity
  • Does not exert the consistent effort needed to meet own goals; sees own output slipping but does nothing about it
  • Displays distracting and disruptive behaviors that interfere with the performance and productivity of other employees
  • Takes inappropriate and reckless shortcuts when performing tasks thus often needs to redo own work
  • Regards productivity as other employees' concern; does not offer suggestions to increase the amount of work one produces
  • Sets unrealistic goals for oneself and members of the team and blames them when these goals are not accomplished or when work runs late
  • Works on many tasks that should be delegated thus constantly feels overwhelmed
  • Has trouble meeting tight deadlines and does not pay attention to the needs of other employees waiting for own work

Quantity of Work: Self Evaluation Questions

  • Describe how you schedule tasks in a normal work day. What kind of tasks do you reserve for when you are most productive?
  • What are some of the skills you have acquired to improve your productivity at work?
  • What are some of the factors you have considered when delegating tasks to your team members in order to increase their productivity?
  • Describe a time when you have had to adjust your working pattern in order to be more productive. How did this affect the quantity of work you produced?
  • Describe a big change that occurred in a project you were working on. How did you take advantage of this change to improve your productivity?
  • Describe a time when you had to focus all your attention and energy to get a project done. Did you meet the set productivity goals?
  • Is there an instance when you have used shortcuts to get a job done? How did this affect your productivity?
  • Describe a training program that you have enhanced or developed to improve the quantity of work produced by your team. How has this benefited the team?
  • How have you dealt with a subordinate whose productivity was consistently marginal?
  • What do you think can be done differently to improve the overall productivity of your company?

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