How do i grow within my organization?

My annual review is next week how do I get the best rating for my performance and grow further outside my current t technical lead role in infrastructure management at a software MNC.

adviceseeker, posted on October 27, 2012 at 03:35 pm    Growth

Nishta Gupta said October 28, 2012 at 06:50 pm

The annual review is an opportunity to advance your career. Normally, we tend to dread it but this is the time to have that conversation with your manager that will grow your career. Here is how to go about it:

1. Quantify your results: Numbers speak louder than any words. So you should be able to state the results achieved in conjunction with the objectives set at the beginning of the year. You should be able to substantiate this with data that is relevant and appropriate.

2. Benchmark your work against your peers: The grading is normally competitive and you should have that extra spark to get that higher rating from your manager as compared to your peers. List out your achievements along with the appreciation you have received from customers and seniors.

3. Conversation should be amicable: When your boss highlights your gaps, you need to be patient and not be argumentative. At the same time, if there are certain aspects that you don’t agree with his opinion, you should be able to put forth your point with data points in a polite manner.
4. You can ask for higher responsibilities: This is the time when you should share with your growth plans with your boss. If you need to grow in other skills/domain, they should be outlined by you so that he can include it in his plans also.

5. The Boss’s word is final: The hard fact is that no matter the software used in the performance assessment system the Boss’s word is the last word. So, it is important to have a good cordial relationship with your manager throughout the year.

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adviceseeker said November 1, 2012 at 05:27 pm

Thank you so much ..very appreciative..any place where I donate anything towards this website ?

Nishta Gupta said November 1, 2012 at 05:51 pm

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