Using Meaningful Reflection to Renew Commitment

December 15, 2021

One of the many ways that Truvelop supports our customers is by offering monthly user community Lunch and Learns.  Each month has it’s own theme that looks at current performance trends, how it may be affecting a Manager’s experience, and what Managers can be doing to grow and develop as leaders for their teams.  In December’s User Community Lunch and Learn, Truvelop Managers came together to learn about the importance of reflection and the different types of reflection they can use. They also reviewed the various tools in Truvelop that can help make the reflection process as easy as possible, such as our Generate Report tool, Meaningful Touchpoints Guides, and Individual Development Plans. Lastly, Managers explored how they can connect their 2021 reflection process to their 2022 commitments by identifying any gaps and obstacles, and how they can overcome those barriers to success.

Reflection to Commitment in 3 Steps

  1. Gathering Information:  With Truvelop, Managers have been adopting a continuous approach to performance management.  They’ve been documenting touchpoints with employee assessments and Sparks, allowing them to guide and support their teams in the moment, when it counts.  Now that we have come to the end of a year, it’s time to use that information to identify the themes.  What has been going well?  What are we most proud of?  What were our biggest obstacles? 
  2. Assigning Meaning: When we gather our documented touchpoints, we now have evidence and context for a year’s worth of data, allowing us to have a meaningful and intentional conversation about the “why” behind our performance trends.  Data is great and helps us to see measurable change, but understanding what drove those measurable changes is what is going to allow Managers to guide and support their team going forward.  When we identify the behaviors that led to positive performance change, we know what to recreate.  When we identify the gaps or obstacles that contributed to dips in performance, we can have a conversation around what is going to help us overcome those barriers in the future.
  3. Planning Ahead:  Once we’ve sifted through the data and identified the major themes and takeaways, it is time to create a path forward and commit to our goals.  What is going to help my team be successful?  What do I, as a Manager, need to do in order for my team to be engaged, motivated, and inspired?  Letting our teams know that we are committed to their development goes a long way and can help us start the year on the right note.  

2021 has been anything but typical.  Taking stock of all that has occurred, understanding what went well and what is worth improving going forward, can allow us to close one chapter and move on to the next, refreshed and committed to supporting our team in whatever capacity they need.  

Thank you to all of our Truvelop users for another great year!

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