improving employee success

My Employee Life helps everyone to focus more time on things that matter, and less time on things that don’t.

Mention the word ‘habit’ to someone and they might start thinking about cracking knuckles, morning coffee, or ignoring difficult people. But habits can also be extremely helpful on the journey to success. There are countless articles out there in internet-land describing the positive impact that the right habits have on performance.

At My Employee Life, we think that developing the right habits is a really good thing, and it is the central premise upon which we do everything. Here are a few resources

1. Define the things that REALLY matter

Getting into the habit of creating a common future for everyone to aim for is really important. setting challenging goals (whether your boss asks or not) and striving to achieve those goals in the context of the team is great. It could very well be the thing that sets you apart from others in the future.

Remember, knowing what the future holds is almost impossible, but setting something to aim for and adjusting on the fly is certainly worth the effort. You can set and track the progress of goals in My Employee Life.

2. Regularly reflect on your own performance

The person who has the best idea of how much effort you are putting in, how well you are performing, and what needs to be learned, is YOU.

In other words, whilst other people might have the responsibility to appraise your performance, you will always be in a better position to judge it accurately.

To improve your performance, we recommend spending a good 15-20 minutes at the end of each work logging how the week went, and what you might do differently next week. We call this a work log, and it is a feature of My Employee Life.

3. Regular conversations about progress

Despite the way, many people act, very few of us can actually read minds. So the best way to actually know what someone is thinking, and to know what you are thinking, is through a two-way discussion.

Discussions allow for clarification and help to unveil the context behind the words. Without context, most conversations would be really confusing. Make sure you are regularly discussing progress with your supervisor or team to ensure what you think is actually the case.

There is no need to go overboard, just make sure you have a regular conversation booked in (often called a meeting) so that it becomes a habit. It’s so much better than instant messenger and email. Use My Employee Life to send a pre-meeting agenda, and post-meeting summary so that everyone is on the same page, all of the time. (You can use Posts for this).

Remember, it’s your employee life, and there is plenty you can do to make it better. The more proactive you are, the better off you are likely to be. By building the right simple success habits, it will be even better.

If you need assistance when it comes to using My Employee Life, feel free to use the chat box to message us or click here to request a free demo today.