This Category measures your level of commitment as perceived by others who are working with you. This includes your level of involvement, satisfaction, life balance and your attunement to the company.

This Category does not only show how loyal and committed you are to the company, but also how much real effort, sweat, tears and contribution to the common good of the team you bring to the table in order to move forward. If your score is low in this dimension, then it may be a signal for you to analyze how committed you appear to your teammates and supervisors.

To what extent do you do things just because you have to, and to what extent do you do them because you have the passion for it? This is where we essentially sense whether people are coming to work just to cover their work hours and earn their salary or whether they are coming to work in order to contribute and perform in the best of their abilities.

When analyzing your results in this dimension, please remember that the perception of the people around us is the reality and view they hold of us. In other words, if we are perceived as a dedicated person, that's how they will treat us. On the other hand, if people see us as non-committed, selfish or egocentric beings, then they may not trust us in our work.

This may cause a lack of sense of contribution and belonging among the team members, which makes it harder to find true happiness and satisfaction at work and ultimately, our personal life. When a person is truly committed and ready to do the hard work in order to contribute to the synergy of the team, a strong attitude of service towards the community and team grows, as well as the desire to leave a mark in the best possible way. With this mindset, work becomes much more than just a job and turns into “my pride” and “my work”.

This Category invites you to reflect on whether you are a person who looks for problems in life or for the solutions to problems in life. Do you say “this is impossible” or “this will be hard but totally possible”? These subtle yet powerful distinctions make a big difference between being in or out of the work circles within the company. If your score is low in this area, then it may be a good time for you to see whether you are the type of person who brings problems to the table or challenges with solutions.

Analyze the way you express yourself about work, your supervisors and teammates, as what you say will be remembered by people and will generate their perception of who you are. Be mindful to communicate only constructive criticism when being critical, providing supportive rather than harmful feedback.

This is how you know the difference:

Constructive criticism is given to people directly and respectfully in order to improve something. The harmful criticism on the other hand shows up as a complaint or gossip and is delivered with negative language. For people to see you as a committed person, they need to see you achieve your objectives, be willing to adjust and improve along the way, quickly learn from mistakes and constantly look for ways to do things better.

Remember, what defines us is not what we do, but what we achieve. In order to improve in this dimension, you need to be 100% authentic with yourself and others and really find that passion for your work by focusing most on the positive aspects of your job, team and company. Find all the positive qualities in your life that give you satisfaction thanks to your job and find the ways to keep on growing.

SPECIFIC TIPS IN ORDER TO IMPROVE IN THIS CATEGORY:

As in any of the other Categories, take into account the fact that perceptions don't simply change overnight and it'll take time & dedicated effort on your part to change the image you project to your colleagues. Some studies suggest that 60 consecutive days with that new perception need to pass in order for people to realize the change.

1. Be available to your team.

Show up and demonstrate that you want to be part of the solution. Find ways to contribute through your work, as well as during meetings. You want people to remember you as one of the participants when your teammates think of who is contributing. So, make sure that you communicate your desire to help and support wherever necessary and demonstrate that you are looking for synergy within the team by giving your best efforts. When your teammates realize that you are not available to help, they won't feel comfortable working with you. However, if people do see you as someone reliable, a stronger sense of teamwork and bonding starts to grow.

2. Communicate positively.

Be mindful to stay away from gossip & don’t say something you cannot express in front of your supervisors without fear of reprisal. Instead, seek ways to congratulate and acknowledge other people’s work and achievements. Use the tools in the Community part of Clarity Wave in order to communicate feedback & praise. Approach your supervisors and mentors within the company to help you improve in this vital area.

3. Level of Engagement.

For people to feel committed to the company, they need to know that you’re in as well, by being involved with your work, team and the company. When someone is engaged, he or she stops doing things just because they “have to” and start doing them because they really want to. It then becomes a pleasure rather than an obligation to perform the tasks.

So, for people to perceive you as a committed person, they need to see that you are doing your work with passion and contribution. Engagement is an attitude and a way of doing things, either “hot” or “cold”. In other words, either you’re in, or you’re out! There is nothing worse than that “limbo” state in which no one knows, including oneself, whether we are involved or not. If you wish to be perceived as a strong member of your team, then be aware that this can only happen when your team members perceive you as someone who’s fully in and committed.

4. Find ways to contribute.

There is no room for pretense in this dimension. To really be able to contribute at work, you first need to be genuine with your intentions and in everything that you do. From there, you start looking for ways to do more and to be part of the circle of excellence within the company. Find the people who do their work with passion and seek to contribute with them. Chances are that the more vulnerable and open you are with them, the more they will open up and give you opportunities for you to change and join the team. Find ways to make useful contributions to your team and leaders.

Continually ask them how you can contribute even better way than you already do. Ask them for feedback in relation to your work and you as a person, for you to find your blind spots and improve the quality of your contribution. Maintain a focus on service and constant help, looking for ways to facilitate both teamwork and personal work of others.

5. Find ways to improve your social connection with your team.

What can you do today that you weren’t doing yesterday in order to improve your relationship with your team? What immediate actions can you take today in order to change the perception people have of you? This doesn’t mean you need to become best friends with all your teammates. This simply suggests searching for ways to have positive relationships with others and to show your reliability and readiness to help. From there, friendships and stronger professional as well as personal relationships develop, which will have a strong impact on your quality of life. We therefore suggest that you look for warmth, friendliness and hospitality as ways of interaction with others.

Play by the rules, live the mission and vision of the team, as well as the company, and be an integral part of the solutions by giving your best day by day.

6. Seek to be a key part of your team or area of work.

See how you can contribute in a special way and how your work can make a substantial difference. Talk to your supervisors about how you can become even more efficient and an indispensable part of your work. Find ways to serve others and do your job with focus and quality. Here, the following rule applies: first do your job well before trying to help others do theirs.

7. Love your work & have a balanced life.

An important priority is to find balance in your social, cultural, spiritual, professional and physical life in order to maintain harmony within and outside of your workplace. Look for extracurricular activities with family and friends during your free time. By achieving a greater balance, your vision in life will improve and you’ll become a person who now focuses on the positive things rather than the negative. It’ll be hard for you to love what you do if you aren’t in an optimal state of mind that would allow you to be happy no matter the circumstances. On the other hand, it’ll be hard for you to love your life if you do not have a job you love and feel satisfied with, one which people depend on to do their own work. At the end of the day, do what you love and love what you do. Find pleasure and gratitude in what you do.

SubCategories of Commitment:

Social Contact:

This measures the depth of your social relationships with the other individuals in the company.

Happiness:

Here we focus on measuring how much others believe you are happy in your life and especially in your job.

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