How to Achieve Excellence in Your Performance
Actions can be controlled, but results cannot. Therefore, concentrating on improving your actions or performance is more important rather than focusing on the results. If you achieve excellence in your performance success comes naturally. However, the challenge is – How to achieve excellence.
Here are some rules that will help you achieve excellence in your performance:
Rule 1: Break Convenience to Achieve Excellence.
While hiring employees, many organizations tend to have an Average Approach. To elaborate this further, we’ll take an example of a call center project. Here, an XYZ company plans to hire staff to start up a call center unit. For this the board comes together for a discussion and they conclude that they will expect 10,000 calls a day. The board takes an average and decides that each person can handle 60 calls a day and they require total 167 employees to set-up a division.
Yes, no wonder this is a right way of calculating which further helps you to keep your odds. However, if an employee, who has a capacity to handle 200 calls a day joins, then his / her performance comes down to average.
Therefore, if you plan to be excellent in your performance try to challenge yourself by stepping out of the convenience because convenience always gives birth to an average performance and mediocrity.
-Dr. Subhash Chandra Goel, chairman of Essel Group, an Indian conglomerate.
Companies when mapping employee performance, usually, pin-point average / below average performers and take efforts to give them training in order to help them excel. Yes, it is right, organizations must look forward to help people improve their performances. But, on the same time they need to conduct advanced training for employees who are excellent. This will create a generation of excellent performers.
Rule 2: Set Achievable Targets
The targets make achieving excellence easy, but they have to be specific, attainable, measurable, realistic and timely. Abstract targets are just fairytales and unachievable.
Thinking about your goals in this fashion helps you perform extraordinarily.
Rule 3: Take risk which can be easily paid-off.
Risk is an important factor while you are aiming towards being excellent in your performance. However, while you take a risk make sure it’s not blind. Always calculate the consequences and analysis, whether you are ready for it. If it backfires, you must have resources and potential to pay the risk off easily.
This applies while taking a loan. The first thing you need to check is your financial backup and look for ways how you can pay the loan off, if your business fails. Do not take a risk without proper analysis of the consequence.
Think for the best, prepare for the worst while you take a risk.
Rule 4: To be excellent you require certain skills like – Mapping the talent, relating to it and excelling in it.
1.Mapping the talent:
To be excellent, know your talent. It is important that you know your strengths and inner qualities. This helps you jotting down your interest and which further exceeds you towards excellence.
If your organization aims to excel then choose a right talent as per the position.
2.Relating to the talent:
Once you know when your interest lies and what is your talent then get attach to it.
For an organization – it has to get attach with the talent, in this case employees. An HR has to connect employees with each other and build a family.
3.Excelling in it:
Increase your knowledge about your talent. For instance, if you have a good voice and you are a good singer, take up training to excel. Because learning something you love makes your path towards excellence smooth as butter.
For an organization, given training to your employee to strengthening their talents.
Striving to be excellent is good, but make sure you even learn to accept Failures. Success can make a person arrogant, but the failures keep the person humble, therefore, to be excellent failures are also needed. Remember, this fact that failures are inevitable. However, it’s not the end of everything. So, do not get disturbed or depressed. Mild depression is normal, but if it exceeds then its toxic. Failures give you an opportunity to learn from the experiences. So welcome them with open arms.