Use the checklist below to help you determine if your employees are set up for success. This is not an exhaustive list, but it may highlight areas for improvement.
If you are checking off most of or all these items, then ideally there should be a good fit for role and the organization. If you find that there were more unchecked items, then there could be a fit issue, either for role or for organization (overall).
Tools and Time – these are areas that the employer can address and provide for the employee to be successful. These are usually items that the employee has expectations about that the employer needs to communicate how those expectations are or will be met.
Knowledge – this area is owned by both the employee and the employer. The employee comes with some knowledge of how to do the role, but the employer defines the expectations of the role usually through an offer letter. Again, it’s managing expectations on both sides.
Skills and Desire – these areas are the employees own and provide to the employer, to be successful. Employees are the only ones that can increase their skills or change their desire for being in a role. These are usually areas that the employers have expectations about and they should be communicating their expectations to the employee.
If you feel like you’re rocking it as an organization based on this checklist, then go forth and do wonderous things for our economy! If this exercise makes you feel like there could be improvements in how you operate and how engaged your staff are, we can help. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to see how we can help you give your employees everything they need to be successful in their roles.