One of my goals this year is to “Maximize Who I am“, which basically means I’m going to improve myself in all areas that I think I need to improve upon.
So with respect to my employment, I decided to grade my work. The belief is that the higher my perceived grade is, the more secure my job would be at work.
So I decided to go with a weighted average to derive my “Working Grade”. I decided to have 5 areas that I would grade myself on then I would calculate my overall working grade. I decided the 5 areas would be skill (Tech), organizational, communication, social networking, work ethic.
I’m IT (Information Technology) services, so for my job the following weighting for each topic would apply (note you topic may have a different weighting):
So based on my calculations using weighted averages, my total score is 2.88. so it’s a little bit higher than average “middle of the road C”, so let’s say I got a “C+”. What I really need and want is for that score up to a solid “B” or “B+”. After all how wants to be average!
I weighted my skills as being more important , because I work with and on computers. Next, I ranked Communication and Organization as important but not as much as skills. Having the idea is important, but communicating the idea in a logical and easily understood manner is also very important.
How do you rate (or grade) in your self-assessment?
I plan on using the grading technique I mention above to help improve my work presence. The idea is at week end, to calculate a grade for each of the 5 areas that were identified above. Over time, while the grade in itself may be worthless at face value, the focus and attempt at improving the grade should provide me with great benefit.