What are success
A success factor is any knowledge, skill, trait, motive,
attitude, value or other personal characteristic that is essential to perform
the job or role and that differentiates solid from superior performance. There
are two types of success factors:
Behavioral: These are the personal
characteristics (i.e., skills, traits, motives or attitudes and values
which relate to self-image) that describe how
we perform the job or role, and are what differentiates
superior from average performance. They describe what superior
performers think or do more often, in more situations, and with better
results than average performers.
Technical: These are the technical
knowledge and skill we need to perform a job or role; they describe what
we need to know or be able to do to perform the job or role,
and are essential to effective performance.
The behaviors listed under each success factor begin with the most
basic and move toward increasingly more complex behaviors. The target
is where high performing managers and professionals at Buffalo State perform most of
the time. Below the target is the
of all managers and professionals at Buffalo State.
The focus of this assessment
is on professional development, not evaluation and it is essential to be as
honest and objective as possible. It
is assumed that everyone can benefit from development at some level. Some employees may need to acquire behaviors or skills to
perform effectively on the job while others may want to refine or improve
already existing skills.
the Success Factor Assessment Worksheet for
Managers or Professionals.
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