Now that we’ve entered the fourth quarter of the year, we wanted to take a moment to pause and reflect. What’s been going well? What have you achieved thus far? What do you want to do differently in the final few months of the year?
Truvelop Tip: Finish the Year Strong with Intentional Goals
In the final push of the year, we can break our focus into two workflows: finish any goals that have yet to be met, or start a new goal to set yourself up for success heading into 2023. To help you navigate either process, see the tools and resources below.
Contextual History: Before you identify your path forward, it’s important that you reflect on your performance throughout this year. Review any goals that you’ve previously set and reply with any new updates. Consider what skills you’ve developed and how you can leverage them going forward.
Growth Mindset Reflection Guide: Another tool that will be helpful for identifying your strengths and acquired skills would be the Growth Mindset Reflection Guide. Leverage your learning takeaways to further your impact and tap into your full potential. This could help you to complete any open goals.
Goal-Setting: Lastly, as you consider what else you want to accomplish, check out Truvelop’s page on goal-setting. From SMART goals to OKRs, you can set your sights on meaningful achievements and identify how to best meet them. Collaborate with your Manager to identify any milestones that could set you up for success in the new year.
The end of the year tends to be a bit hectic. By outlining a clear path forward, you can stay on track and even get ahead. Remember, the Truvelop team is here to help. If there is anything we can create or send your way? Let us know!
With Thanksgiving coming up in the next week, we wanted to take a moment to express our gratitude for you and the rest of our Truvelop user community. Each day we come to work, we feel inspired and motivated because of YOU!
We all like to feel seen and appreciated. For that reason, we’re putting the focus on giving thanks this month. When was the last time you thanked a team member for their hard work? Or publicly praised a peer?
Truvelop Tip: Express Gratitude for Your Team
Gratitude can look like a lot of different things. Practicing regular gratitude has been shown to improve health and mood, strengthen relationships, and create a more positive perception of quality of life. In the workplace, this means greater motivation, greater inspiration, more positive Manager-Team Member relationships, and an overall more positive employee experience. Whether we are explicitly saying thanks or celebrating the progress that we’ve made, we can incorporate gratitude into our daily habits.
Where do you want to incorporate more gratitude?
For your work: What do you enjoy most about your role? What are you most proud of from this past performance period? Knowing what motivates and inspires you can help you to tap into those components more when you’re feeling a bit more stressed or even disengaged. Check out Building Motivation and Engagement to learn more.
For your team: Was there anyone who helped you to overcome an obstacle? What makes your team unique? Your team is your support system, so finding ways to give a shoutout or say thank you helps everyone to feel good about their contributions. Send a Spark to this Team Member to let them know you appreciate their contributions.
For your organization: Do you believe in your organization’s mission? Which of their values do you most align with? Reminding yourself of what you like most about where you work can be a great way to express gratitude and renew commitment to your work.
As we enter the final push of the year, everyone can use a good reminder of what they appreciate most about their employee experience. When we take the time to take stock of all that we are grateful for, we can boost our motivation and engagement, and finish the year on a high note.
It’s hard to believe that we are already nearing the end of another year! With the closing of 2022, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on all that you have achieved this year. When we take a step back to consider the major themes and milestones achieved, it can help us to gain some much-needed perspective. It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day, but when we consider the year in review, we can celebrate our achievements and identify our focus points for the year ahead.
Truvelop Tip: Review, Consider, and Plan
As you take a look back on the year, be sure to leverage Truvelop’s performance management tools available to you:
Review the Past with Contextual Reporting: In My Dashboard, you can review all feedback that was delivered to you in the Contextual Reporting. Here, you can start to answer some of these reflection questions:
- What are you most proud of from this year?
- What obstacles did you overcome?
- What went really well this year?
- What was worth improving? Did you improve in this area?
- What can I do differently?
These reflections can prompt you to determine where in your development should you focus the most time and energy.
Consider the Present with What Now, What Next?: Have you had a chance to check out the Employee Resource Center? In What Now, What Next?, you can explore what it means to be a specific type of performer. Based on your most recent Evaluation Summary, where are you currently performing? What does this mean for you? Once we understand how we are performing today, we can start to determine the best path forward. As we prepare for 2022, consider any current barriers to success or any current strengths that you could be better leveraging.
Plan for the Future with Individual Development Planning: Once you have considered your 2021 journey, it’s time to start thinking about the year ahead. When you start to set some goals for 2022, you’ll want to have a clear direction and idea of what you want to achieve. Individual Development Plans can help to define a direction and map out your career and development path, making it easy to create meaningful performance goals at the start of the year. Need help getting started? Check out the IDP guides we have in the Employee Resource Center.
Start the new year on the same page with your Manager! As you go through this reflection process, meet with your Manager to hear their perspective and collaborate on a path forward. By letting them know what you want to achieve, they can understand how they can best support and guide you to success.