Self Evaluation

One winter morning, when the sun was fairly up in the sky, a little boy reached on a grocery shop having telephone booth in it. He saw a soda carton; he reached to the carton and pulled it near the telephone booth. Then, he climbed onto the carton so that he could reach the buttons on the phone and proceeded to punch in ten digits (mobile numbers).

The store-owner observed and curiously listened to the conversation the boy had.
Little Boy asked, “Madam, I am a poor boy, can you give me the job of grass cutting in your lawn?”

Woman (at the other end of the phone line) replied, “Sorry, I already have someone to cut my lawn.”

Little Boy said, “Madam, I will cut your lawn for half the price of the person who cuts your lawn now.”

Woman replied, “I’m very satisfied with the person who is presently cutting my lawn. He is doing a good job.”

Little Boy (with more perseverance) said, “ Madam, I’ll even sweep your curb and your sidewalk, so on Sunday you will have the prettiest lawn in all your neighborhood.

Woman, “No, thank you.”

With a smile on his face, the little boy replaced the receiver.  

The store-owner, who was listening to all this conversation, walked over to the boy.

Store Owner said, “Son… I liked your attitude; I also liked your positive spirit and would like to offer you a job.”
Boy replied, “No, thanks. I appreciate your job offer to me”
Store Owner said, “But you were really pleading for one, when you were talking to the lady over phone.”

The little boy replied, “No Sir, I was just checking my performance at the job I already have. I am the one who is working for that lady I was talking to!’

In social psychology, self-assessment is the process of looking at oneself in order to assess aspects that are important to one’s identity. It is a procedure to systematically observe, analyze and value your own professional action and its results in order to stabilize or improve it.

Regardless of our age, at each stage of life, we should take a moment to take stock, to do a self-evaluation. We should know who we are and understand what we want. We should have asked ourselves the tough questions, see ourselves clearly, and make adjustments if necessary.

Without proper self evaluation, failure is inevitable.

You can make a self-appraisal of your personality to evaluate what you are good at and what you aren’t good at or give yourself feedback on how you are doing as a partner or parent. In other words, you can make it a psychological or social assessment. It is always a good idea to reflect on one’s behavior and actions. In the business world, or more specifically in enterprises, from an HR point of view, a self-appraisal is evaluating yourself strictly as an employee.  You judge your performance at work, completion of tasks and projects, adhering to policies, time management skills, communication skills etc.

Self-evaluation improves your self-awareness and self-control. It helps you focus on your goals and let go of behaviors and habits that don’t serve you. It can also be used as a career promotion tool. The self assessment sets the tone for your overall review conversation with your manager. It’s your opportunity to document your thoughts about your role and responsibilities, and your perception of yourself within the organization. The

One winter morning, when the sun was fairly up in the sky, a little boy reached on a grocery shop having telephone booth in it. He saw a soda carton; he reached to the carton and pulled it near the telephone booth. Then, he climbed onto the carton so that he could reach the buttons on the phone and proceeded to punch in ten digits (mobile numbers).

The store-owner observed and curiously listened to the conversation the boy had.
Little Boy asked, “Madam, I am a poor boy, can you give me the job of grass cutting in your lawn?”

Woman (at the other end of the phone line) replied, “Sorry, I already have someone to cut my lawn.”

Little Boy said, “Madam, I will cut your lawn for half the price of the person who cuts your lawn now.”

Woman replied, “I’m very satisfied with the person who is presently cutting my lawn. He is doing a good job.”

Little Boy (with more perseverance) said, “ Madam, I’ll even sweep your curb and your sidewalk, so on Sunday you will have the prettiest lawn in all your neighborhood.

Woman, “No, thank you.”

With a smile on his face, the little boy replaced the receiver.  

The store-owner, who was listening to all this conversation, walked over to the boy.

Store Owner said, “Son… I liked your attitude; I also liked your positive spirit and would like to offer you a job.”
Boy replied, “No, thanks. I appreciate your job offer to me”
Store Owner said, “But you were really pleading for one, when you were talking to the lady over phone.”

The little boy replied, “No Sir, I was just checking my performance at the job I already have. I am the one who is working for that lady I was talking to!’

In social psychology, self-assessment is the process of looking at oneself in order to assess aspects that are important to one’s identity. It is a procedure to systematically observe, analyze and value your own professional action and its results in order to stabilize or improve it.

Regardless of our age, at each stage of life, we should take a moment to take stock, to do a self-evaluation. We should know who we are and understand what we want. We should have asked ourselves the tough questions, see ourselves clearly, and make adjustments if necessary.

Without proper self evaluation, failure is inevitable. You can make a self-appraisal of your personality to evaluate what you are good at and what you aren’t good at or give yourself feedback on how you are doing as a partner or parent. In other words, you can make it a psychological or social assessment. It is always a good idea to reflect on one’s behavior and actions. In the business world, or more specifically in enterprises, from an HR point of view, a self-appraisal is evaluating yourself strictly as an employee. You judge your performance at work, completion of tasks and projects, adhering to policies, time management skills, communication skills etc.

Self-evaluation improves your self-awareness and self-control. It helps you focus on your goals and let go of behaviors and habits that don’t serve you.

Self evaluation can be used as a career promotion tool. The self assessment sets the tone for your overall review conversation with your manager. It’s your opportunity to document your thoughts about your role and responsibilities, and your perception of yourself within the organization. The self evaluation is as much about planning your professional future as it is about reflecting on your past performance, as it’s your chance to take a step back and assess the broader performance picture. You’re able to both recognize your efforts and find out where you should be building your skills to further your achievements.

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