Some employees are fast learners. Some are adaptable. Some deliver on-time and under-budget. Some don’t.
The thing is most professionals don’t get it. A go-getter employee that just gets stuff done approaches projects trying to be the careful and meticulous researcher. A person that often turns in work right at the deadline procrastinates and wonders why she stresses when deadlines approach.
This all comes down to self-awareness. Employees who are self-aware will maximize their potential. They also make the best possible teammates because they understand their role.
A team of self-aware employees is the end goal. They don’t all need to be rockstars. They need to understand their strengths and weaknesses while embracing the role that fits them.
Help them understand their strengths and weaknesses. Then everyone wins.