Leiden University Career Zone
Planning & Organization
Planning and organising
Surveying the work; setting goals and priorities. Planning the activities, time and resources needed.
- Creates priorities by classifying issues into matters of major and lesser importance.
- Considers carefully beforehand how to tackle an issue systematically.
- Formulates measurable objectives for self and others.
- Creates frameworks for completing tasks in an orderly and efficient way.
- Anticipates on unexpected events by adapting the plans accordingly.
- Realistically estimates the time, people and resources needed to achieve a goal.
Focusing on the achievement of goals and of quantitative and qualitative results.
- Translates goals into specific measurable and/or visible results.
- During a discussion, determines what the arrangements are (i.e. who does what when).
- Calls others to account when targets are not achieved or results are disappointing.
- If there is a setback, redoubles his or her efforts to ensure that the desired result is achieved after all.
- Makes efficient use of the time and resources available.
- Achieves objectives on schedule.
Monitoring (progress checks)
Acting to monitor and check the progress made on activities or tasks.
- Makes clear agreements at the start of a project or work about the different points in time at which evaluation will take place.
- Maintains an overview of the work.
- Makes interim checks as to whether the work is progressing as agreed.
- Calls people to account if agreed deadlines are not met.
- Takes the initiative to get feedback or reports from team members.
- At the end of discussions, makes follow-up arrangements.