Performance management systems often focus on what it will take to get the next promotion or raise. The message is one of, “you need to be this to get that.
The problem with this paradigm is that it leaves people always chasing something that never seems achievable. This approach is taught in the school system, where kids work hard all year, and no matter how they do, they start over the following year.
What if we dropped this need to be something to be considered successful? Instead, what if success meant simply that we are getting better?
When people focus on getting better, they never stop improving.
You’ve got this.