(Refer our High Quality Management Encyclopedia “Management Universe” at: http://management-universe.blogspot.com/)
From this post onwards, for quite some time to come, you will see here a detailed treatment of some of the major soft skills/competencies. This will help you to understand these soft skills/competencies in quite clear ways so that you can actually implement these competencies for your overall success.
Explanation of Competency "Result Orientation"
- Always keeps the focus on achieving results as per the goals set.
- Therefore, keeps the focus on the tasks and activities that are related to achieving the results.
- Defines all the related tasks and activities in terms of the results to be achieved.
- Then puts the required efforts and time needed to accomplish those tasks and activities.
- While focusing on the results, also maintains the required process orientation for quality results. Even contributes in improving the processes.
- Improves effectiveness and efficiency of working in order to achieve better productivity of all the resources including time.
- Accepts the accountability for achieving the results.
- Overcomes the resistance and obstacles, if any, in meeting the desired goals.
- Makes sure to maintain team work and team building particularly on the work involving interdependencies.
- Does frequent reviews and keeps a track of the actual achievements against the plans. Initiates the corrective actions necessary to bring the tasks and activities on track to remove the backlogs.
- If necessary, works with interest even on uninteresting tasks for project completion.
- Rewards self and others for putting in efforts towards result achievement.
- Tries to achieve better benchmarks in result achievements continually so that stretch targets can be set in subsequent projects.
Pitfalls to be Avoided
- Compromising on quality.
- Disrupting team work and team building particularly in the work involving interdependencies.
- Short circuiting the processes and compromising on quality and other standards.
- Overshooting the budgeted costs.
- Eyeing short term results at the cost of long term implications.
- Not sharing success with others who also contributed in achieving the results.