Was your week a mix of Highs and Lows? Was one low your boss telling you that your
performance ‘must improve’? If the answer is ‘Yes’ here are 3 actions to help you move forward in the next week, towards your performance improvement goal:
- Review the evidence of your previously Successful, or Excellent, reports. This helps you top up your self-esteem. Positive customer feedback has always reflected the quality of your work. Cultivate it from this point
onwards. Also plan how you will add to your key strengths, respect your values and earn more feedback. Remember your boss’s view is probably changeable. If not your psychological contract with your team may have ended. Other bosses are out there.
- Record the specifics of your next steps strategy, so you identify an immediate, positive, action you will take to start moving forward. Call this Phase One of your plan. Make it something constructive, that you know you can do well. If that is not possible within your present role find another role that allows you to reassert your ability to do good work. Outline what you want to accomplish in Phase Two of your plan, at the same time.
- Recruit a skilled ally, ideally an experienced coach who: understands the significance of your work goals; recognises the importance of your values; will remain supportive as your performance rises and you start to fill in the detail of your Phase Two outline.
You are now good to go for Phase One of your plan. Take these 3 constructive steps and your week ahead will be focused on improvement and positivity.