The importance of self-assessment in the workplace

Like ice cube said ‘check yourself before you wreck yourself’.

So we recently had our annual performance reviews at work and something I took from it was that it’s important to assess yourself throughout the year.

When you let a year go by without assessing how you’re doing there’s a higher chance you’ll be surprised by what your manager tells you at the end of the year.

I think assessing yourself quarterly (or even monthly) will help you better understand how you’re doing and what you need to work on. It doesn’t have to be with your manager, it could be with another colleague or you could do it alone.

That way you can pick up on the things you need to work on, make changes and then later reassess.

You should work on getting better, expanding your knowledge and trying new things for you. Not to appease your boss or because you know it’s ‘just part of the process’.

This is one of those ‘you get out what you put in’ kinda circumstances.

When a fan reads a review

I recently read a review for an album by favourite New Zealand singer and it wasn’t particularly favourable. The article in summary said that the album had a few good songs and then some not so good ones inbetween.

I feel like when you’re a fan it’s easy to almost become protective of the people you support. With this particular album I have my favourites on the album but the ones I like less aren’t bad songs, they just don’t move me as much but that’s kind of the point.