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The ability to create a culture based on clear standards and the expectation that personal responsibility is the norm across all work units

*This competency is part of the Management and Leadership Competencies at UF

Behavior Statements

Proficiency Level 1 - Basic understanding

Completes assigned tasks, seeking help when needed.

Follows direction in relation to the time and effort needed to achieve work objectives.

Describes the value of a positive attitude in meeting objectives.

Strives to complete assignments according to established quality measures.

Proficiency Level 2 - Working experience

Demonstrates an ability to meet own responsibilities.

Removes obstacles to work objectives.

Maintains a sense of urgency and a positive attitude.

Brings potential problems to the fore, thereby enabling decision makers to keep projects on track.

Adjusts work to accommodate the needs of group processes.

Proficiency Level 3 - Extensive experience

Creates a team environment of accountability and commitment for reaching project goals.

Applies available tools and resources to work efficiently.

Develops and applies project selection and resource allocation criteria with the team.

Helps others to identify and work around problems that could impede progress.

Reinforces positive contributions and recommends adjustments for improving outcomes.

Documents knowledge that can be transferred to other groups.

Proficiency Level 4 - Subject matter depth and breadth

Sets clear expectations of self and team.

Keeps team focused on executing the priorities on which success will depend.

Monitors personal and team activity against expectations.

Handles performance issues and team barriers to success with assertiveness and determination.

Advocates on behalf of the team within the company as a whole.

Takes actions to ensure the success of the group, unit and company.

Interview Questions

  • What are some of the techniques you use to manage multiple commitments?
  • What should teams do if one member doesn't perform up to the level of the others?
  • Tell me about something you're working on now that is unfinished, and how you plan to finish it.
  • Could you describe a recent example of how you handled a mistake - yours or a teammate's?

Titles with Shared Competencies