Kia ora koutou
I am feeling a little behind the eight-ball this month. Having returned two weeks ago from three weeks leave overseas, I feel a bit like I am still chasing my tail trying to get through the backlog plus the normal workload, as well as those new pieces of work that come our way unexpectedly. I am feeling very uncomfortable about this as I usually feel highly organised and achievement focussed!
This led me to think about Achievement – which is of course one of the constructive styles in the culture model we are using. So I thought I’d ‘work smart’ and share a very good Daniel Goleman article “Balance Your Need to Achieve”.
“Research shows that Achievement Orientation for personal goals matters crucially in early career jobs, while it morphs into a concern for the team or organization goals at higher levels.”
It is about balancing your Achievement focus with emotional intelligence, so as to help others achieve. This, I would suggest, aligns nicely with the other three constructive styles.
Finding Out More
- See our Organisational Culture Development Programme website for more information on the UC programme, the underpinning research, tools, articles and white papers, FAQs and more.
- Previous blogs.
Ngā manaakitanga (with best wishes),