YOU DESERVE A CAR
Paul has an excellent work record. Very punctual to work, dedicated to his duties, talented, thinks very fast and has at his finger tips solutions to very knotty problems that baffle his colleagues. Paula is like that too. She scores excellent in all the areas that Paul excels in. They are not twins but may as well be because of the similarities they share in excellent output.
Every employer’s dream you think. Their colleagues strive to be like them.
A dark spot stains the feast of laughter.
They cannot excel in their careers.
And you wonder why. With such excellent credentials and strong work ethics.
I listened to an inspiring lady talk and I knew why. Titi spoke of how staff in her organisation are rated using an acronym, C. A.R.
C stands for CAPACITY which is the ability to get good ideas and handle many tasks. It could also be called TALENT.
A stands for ACHIEVEMENT which translates talents into results.
R stands for RELATIONSHIP which measures how the staff works in a team and relates with people in general.
A staff can only get to the top of the ladder in Titi’s organisation when he or she scores tops in all three parameters.
At that point, that staff DESERVES A C.A.R which is a promotion to the next level.
I was fascinated as Titi spoke and I think most organisations should emulate this C.A.R principle.
I have seen staff that are very talented but do not achieve much because they are lazy.
There are staff who have good relationship with everyone and this becomes a problem because they are so busy ‘playing’ with people that they don’t achieve much.
Then there are those who have the CAPACITY and ACHIEVE A LOT but cannot go far in an organisation because they have a bad relationship with others. They are arrogant, rude and sometimes vindictive.
That is the category Paul and Paula belong to. They have COMPETENCE without CHARACTER.
Can you readily spot the Pauls and Paulas around you? Are you in that clique? It’s time to make a change.
In your organisation, can you be told: YOU DESERVE A C.A.R?
Think and turn around.