126) Motivates team members to work hard. 147) Always at the top of the performance-rating scale. 99) Does not accept constructive criticism well. By Ken Lloyd . 162) Encourages teammates to work together toward a common goal. 117) Displays superior attitude toward all. 4) Adheres to the schedule whenever possible. 129) Excellent example for others to follow. 193) Does not have a strong concept of how long a task will take. 190) Sensitive to the constraints of coworkers’ projects. Having said that, the competencies for which the individuals are measured tend to be similar to an extent. Each position requires its unique set of skills that can never be generalised. That’s the recipe for success. 74) Does not demonstrate a willingness to do what it takes to get the job done right. 145) Is consistently a top performer among teammates. 13) Often exceeds the maximum number of vacation days. Thus, despite carrying out performance reviews in a very careful manner, a few repetitive sentences here and there could damage the credibility of the entire process. 139) Frequently derails team with unnecessary work. Has been known to engage in unethical behavior with vendors to increase profits, Takes a lot of time to develop relationships with prospects, leading to lower conversion rate of prospects to customers, Relies more on manual work than technological advancement to document information being collected, Openly criticizes others for not following traditional marketing tactics, Lacks preparation before presentations leading to poor demonstrations with customers / prospects, Organization is done more according to personal choices rather than any effective procedure, Planning marketing goals at the last minute leads to inaccurate or faulty planning and unrealistic expectations from team, Goal setting skills are non-existent so rarely any chance of reaching end results, Is not willing to help others set their goals and align them with overall objectives, Provides poorly researched and often incomplete content on due date just to obtain points for timeliness, Does not follow company protocol when it comes to adhering to marketing standards set by management, Is constantly coming up with innovative approaches to reduce time required for completion of (list of tasks), Consistently learns new skills and uses them to improve performance and provide suggestions for betterment of (list of tasks), Champion problem solver. 116) Strong personality frequently causes rifts with coworkers. 168) Willing to cooperate with coworkers. 180) Often a divisive element within the team. Schedule faster, communicate better, get things done. It seems like the deadlines are always looming, that human resources picks the worst possible time to have performance evaluations, and that you just can’t seem to find the right words for each employee’s performance review. 21) Has a cheerful attitude that benefits her teammates. Here are some phrases that may help you recognize your employee’s achievements as during their performance reviews: “Sets well-thought-out goals and continuously strives to achieve them”. 150) Wants to improve at everything he/she does. 83) Is willing to change the way he/she works for the betterment of the team. 147) Always at the top of the performance-rating scale. 1) Always on time (or even early) for meetings and conferences. 11) Does not meet company standards for attendance. Has not learnt any new financial models that can help him/her increase their contribution, Needs to be more thorough while analyzing market trends and competitors, Tends to buckle under pressure when faced with numerous complex transactions, Has had difficulty presenting financial reports to board members, stakeholders, executives, and clients in formal meetings on more than one occasion, Needs to update knowledge about upcoming technological advancements in finance and accounting software, Does not display the willingness to ‘think-out-of-the-box’, Inability to provide insightful information has led to senior executives take longer amount of time to form long term plans, Lacks basic decision making skills and relies on others to take decisions on his/her behalf, Makes extravagant claims but fails to back up with research and statistics, Always needs to be supervised while reviewing, monitoring and managing budgets, Lacks the ingenuity to change directions when the team requires it most, Has managed to ruffle quite a few feathers while trying to get work done by others, Focuses more on the end result than on fostering teamwork, Holds too many meetings (of longer duration) that end up reducing productivity of employees, Poor interpretation of market trends has led to increase in financial risks, Does not set goals or objectives that could help him/her increase own contribution, Easily overwhelmed when faced with multiple problems at the same time, Sets personal goals that are in direct contradiction to professional goals, Drastically behind teammates with respect to technical expertise, Responsibly coordinates activities that affect operations decisions and business requirements, Highly efficient at planning, scheduling and reviewing workload and manpower availability, Provides guidance to employees when the situation demands it, Systematic approach of planning, scheduling, and reviewing workload and manpower enables team to maintain productivity, Increases workplace morale and productivity through effective facilitation of activities, Reduced errors in (list of tasks) as a result of thorough analysis of historical information, Excels at analyzing data retrieved from (lists of tasks) and providing actionable solutions, Expert at delivering presentations about (list of products/services) due to conceptual clarity, Communicates the (message/company policies) clearly without offending anyone, If ‘X’ commits to any activity, he/she makes sure that activity is taken to its desired end, Sets up a timeline after discussing with team and follows up at specific checkpoints, Maintains high self-discipline and does not rely on policies to conduct himself/herself, Has never been known to proactively communicate any changes in the order or delivery date to relevant parties, Has a good sense of humor and makes sure the work environment is positive, Embraces change and adapts to newer skills quickly to ensure smooth work, Correct body language and gestures help the other person relax and speak what they have in mind, Is able to decide when he/she should walk away from a negotiation during purchase of materials and services required for production, Organized projects and tasks in order of their importance and ensures that work is completed on priority, Involves teammates/subordinates in the planning process, thereby increasing trust in the team, Leverages the right tools and technologies to ensure the end result is of the highest quality, Has established a good rapport with all team members and can bring them together to work in collaboration, Contributes towards improvement of work policies and removing orthodox ones, Cannot comprehend impact of poor planning and scheduling of resources on a larger scale, Repeatedly failed to carefully organize and allocate manpower leading to lower productivity, Is rigid and sticks to traditional systems of data collection rather than experiment with new ones, Needs to work on planning and organizing skills before undertaking (list of tasks), Tends to blame others when health and safety regulations are not followed effectively, Is unable to complete set of activities owned by him/her such as consistently monitoring of production schedules, Is highly comfortable with existing set of responsibilities and does not want to get out of comfort zone, Intent to provide perfect solutions often ends up delaying (list of tasks) significantly, affecting overall team productivity, Does not help others develop their skills or provide guidance to employees, Has a strong analytical mind but lacks creativity while resolving problems and complaints, Employee turnover has increased by 35% due to poor allocation of resources, Relies more on ‘gut feeling’ rather than objective approach required for forecasting and budgeting of resources, Promises deadlines will be met but always delivers later that deadline, Continues to neglect newer opportunities for improving customer experience, Performs activities in the same monotonous manner despite being given the freedom to innovate, Is not flexible enough to handle any change in situations, Finds it difficult to take decisions in stressful situations such as coordinating activities that affect operational decisions, Focuses more on self-development rather than teammates/subordinates, Fails to follow up with important contacts established during networking events, X is not confident about own abilities and shies away from taking up any challenge, Finds it difficult to analyze any problem objectively, Too ambitious goals and no plan on how to achieve these goals, Does not understand how to follow a set of instructions, Never loses sight of time constraints and delivers designs as planned, Always displays can-do attitude when faced with any challenging assignment, Avoids traditional approaches and seeks innovative solutions to prepare product design specification and integration documents, Can better visualize the end result, making it easy for him/her to create prototypes of design, Consistently improves skills to ensure designs are not only functional but also easy to use, Nothing escapes X’s watchful eye as he/she pays great attention to detail while designing and building products, Has the potential to spot hidden patterns that are missed by average individuals, Has displayed strong understanding of benefits of all the features of (list of products/services) which enable X to address pain points of end customers, Excels at leading a discussion towards the desired outcome for an effective product design, Tactfully answers all objections raised by team about design specifications, Displays willingness to embrace accountability and make new mistakes to grow consistently, Encourages others to utilize his/her own ways and create innovative designs, in order to build trust, Regularly helps others understand policies and how to maintain it, Determines the most effective ways to follow agile methodologies and ensures others follow them too, Has a handle on emotions when dealing with stressful situations and tight deadlines, Quickly understands how to navigate through complex design architecture and achieve the end result, Does not offer judgment but rather a constructive criticism for improving drawbacks in existing specifications, Always asks questions to ensure everyone involved is on the same page, Brought order to a chaotic team/department by introducing agile methodology and implementing it successfully, Is always prepared for any contingencies with a backup plan, Takes responsibility to overcome challenges and makes sure his/her word is fulfilled, Participates actively in all team discussions and contributes ideas assertively, Pays attention to work policies and follows them diligently, Struggles to meet basic design standards set by manager/team, Failure to comprehend instructions leads to mismatch of expected design and final outcome, Hesitates to learn new design tools and software that could be essential to improve performance, Poor quality of work leads to increased workload for other teammates, Never able to deliver on-time leading to dissatisfied clients, Bites off more than he/she can chew which leads to delay in completion of (list of tasks), Often blames others when specifications of a product are not met, Reduced productivity by Y% due to lack of commitment towards (list of tasks), Has difficulty in analyzing what are his/her missing skills, Always focusing on being practical, where sometimes creativity is also required, Is often biased towards one tool and neglects using advanced techniques that could reduce time required for task completion, Focus on short term implications when taking decisions, while ignoring long term impact, Handles projects extraordinarily at the start but loses enthusiasm midway leading to shoddy work at the end, Stays in comfort zone more than necessary, Has rarely shown any artistic flair in his/her entire tenure, Has failed to adapt to changing environments and upcoming technologies, Has a more autocratic approach towards getting work done by teammates, Preaches about bring innovation in design but does not lead by example, Does not maintain records of versions changed from the product design’s start to its most recent stage, Avoids taking tasks that require long term commitment, Takes a long amount of time to provide any solution by which time the problem reaches its critical stage, Focused solely on self-improvement and often neglects helping teammates, Cannot adapt to newer technologies which make him/her take long amount of time to complete basis activities, Has a flair for coming up with ground breaking ideas for (list of products/services), Thinks of the problem before trying to coming up with random solution, Has thorough understanding of the target market’s needs, Leverages advanced technology to ensure best (list of products/services) are developed, Coordinates with everyone and gets multiple ideas before finalizing one, Is highly efficient at assessing the benefits and monitoring the costs and effectiveness of research and development activities, Ability to comprehend and interpret large amount of data with minimum supervision, Deep knowledge about (list of products/services) enables X to provide guidance on research and development options available to the organisation, Ability to direct any deviation from original idea back on track, Thorough understanding of customer needs helps in determining and recommending product usage information, Follows through on all commitments irrespective of the challenges involved, Delegates tasks to the lowest level of the organization without any biases, Has suggested valuable points for preparing yield computation including product costings, Has helped increase compliance with safety and maintenance regulations by providing guidelines for maintaining equipment and lab infrastructure in optimal working conditions, X is respectful of others opinions yet assertively expresses the right solutions whenever required, Is able to quickly grasp the finer nuances of complicated activities by drawing upon basic scientific knowledge, Has been proven to be a great listener when engaged in conversations, Makes sure everything is clarified in case of ambiguous terms and conditions, Adopts a systematic and methodical approach towards all work, X establishes a clear set of guidelines to ensure the task is efficiently completed well within time, Brainstorms multiple solutions with teammates/subordinates until an efficient solution is developed, Encourages team members to come up with creative ideas and experiments with them as well, Is known throughout the company for preparing competitive monitoring report and providing necessary recommendations, Lack of coordination among other team members has led to redundant work, Does not utilize modern technologies or equipment to improve performance of (list of products/services), Incorrect research methods have led to poor data collection, Does not look to innovate unless specifically asked, Hoards information that can be useful to others as well.