270 Day Check-In for Employees
As you approach your first anniversary of employment, you should revisit any goals you developed for yourself or ones shared with you by your supervisor
- What have you accomplished?
- How are you making a difference in your unit and the University of Iowa?
- What still needs to be done?
- How will you accomplish the remainder?
- Are there unexpected challenges or barriers to achieving your goals?
- What will be your goals for the next year?
The video in the resources section is a quick way to learn about setting goals with your supervisor. Also see the Development section for resources to deal with some barriers.
- On You Tube, Ed Muzio, President & CEO of Group Harmonics, says that by setting SMART goals—specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-based—you can avoid a lot of frustration:
Setting SMART Goals |At the Whiteboard (video) January 2009
University employees receive annual feedback and documentation each year. You and your supervisor will discuss your work, goal and career accomplishments and set new goals and expectations for the next year. Prepare for that discussion by revisiting your goals, any training that was to be accomplished, and how you responded to feedback during the year. Be prepared to demonstrate your progress. You can learn more about the UI review process at the resource link.
Getting along well with others is a University value. Sometimes we may have differences with someone in our work unit, but understanding motivations can lead to better working relationship. Review the video for more information
- Learning and Development Performance Management
- On You Tube, Ed Muzio, President & CEO of Group Harmonics, explains what drives people to perform and why uncovering motivation can improve communication and increase trust:
Six Hidden Factors of Motivation (video) February 2010
Maintaining your productivity and wellness at work and home is an important goal. Interestingly, happiness can make us more productive and improve our health. Learn how you can improve your feelings of wellbeing at the website listed below.
Getting involved is one way to increase your sense of wellbeing. Involvement opportunities abound whether from internal groups and committees or UI committees, or community volunteer options. Check your unit for committee opportunities as well as the resources listed.
- Dark Matter Consulting--Happiness Pays a Dividend
- University of Iowa Charter Committees
- Volunteer Center of Johnson County
Is your career off to a good start? If you need help with career advice, try the University's Career Advising Service.
Do you need assistance in attaining your career goals? Needing an accommodation or help with English may seem to be a barrier but UI has many resources to assist you.