365 Day Check-In for New Supervisors

As you reach one year of employment, onboarding transition emails will end. We hope you have found the resources helpful during a year of learning and contributing. Keeping energized and committed to your work is critical to your ongoing success. Some tips are listed below.

Work and Strategic Goal Alignment

Consider how you can continue to connect the work of your staff to unit and University goals and accomplishments. Share interesting stories of student and staff success, patient wellbeing, research updates, excellent customer service and community involvement at your staff meetings and one-on-ones. Check university accomplishments in publications such as IowaNow.

Recognizing the work of your staff and others with whom you interact can add to your satisfaction  Check to see what options are available for recognition in your unit or the University of Iowa.

Performance Expectations

Assess how you might continue to grow as a leader and develop performance goals to keep on track. Asking for feedback from your staff, peers and supervisor is one way to do an assessment. Asking, "What should I do more of, less of and stop doing?" is a quick way to gain useful feedback. It's important to act on the feedback and share with others how you are trying to use their feedback. Use myquickcoach, located within Employee Self Service, to develop your skill in accepting feedback. Use the search field within myquickcoach by entering keywords such as: feedback, performance, development, etc. to find topical resources.

Staff should continue to use performance review and goal setting documents to record progress and receive feedback about performance.

Work Life and Wellness

Being a supervisor is hard work and some days are more stressful than others. Remember that UI offers many resources to support our well-being

Offer opportunities for your staff to participate in decision-making activities in your unit. Consider how you can use staff meetings and other settings to engage employees in workplace changes and challenges.

Career Development

Understanding UI’s job classification systems, development processes and resources can help you consider your career options.

Request a career planning meeting with your supervisor if you have not had one lately.

Meet with your staff to discuss their career interests. Some resources to help you have career conversations are available in myquickcoach; search keyword career.