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Universal Performance Dimensions

Required of All Employees

Universal Performance Dimensions are performance evaluation measures common to all employees at Auburn University.  They are organizationally focused rather than job focused. The Universal Performance Dimensions are to be included in the performance plan for each employee. 

Each Universal Performance Dimension includes a definition and some observable behaviors that, when performed, may indicate acceptable performance. The list of behaviors is only a sample list; therefore, all of the listed behaviors may not be applicable to the specific position.

 

Teamwork

     Definition

     •  Establishes and maintains respectful, cooperative, and productive working relationships with co-workers, team members, supervisors, and other members of the university community.

     Observable behaviors

-Listens and responds constructively to other team members’ ideas

-Offers support for others’ ideas and proposals

-Is open with other team members about his/her concerns

-Expresses disagreement constructively

-Provides assistance to others when they need it

-Works for solutions that all team members can support

-Shares his/her expertise with others

-Provides assistance, information, or other support to others, to build or maintain relationships with them

 

Organizational Commitment

     Definition

     •  Demonstrates a productive work style that is compliant with university and department policies and procedures in support of established goals and objectives.

     Observable behaviors

-Uses time and other resources efficiently and productively

-Prioritizes work efficiently

-Follows through on commitments

-Contributes constructively to the mission, goals, and objectives of the organization

 

Stakeholder Focus

     Definition

     •  Demonstrates concern for satisfying one’s external and/or internal stakeholder/customers.

     Observable Behaviors

         -Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external stakeholders/customers.

-Obtains first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements

-Establishes and maintains effective relationships with stakeholders/customers and gains their trust and respect

 

 Diversity Commitment 

     Definition

     •  Seeks to recognize, understand, and respond effectively to similarities and differences in people and makes better decisions based on that understanding.  Recognizes and responds to the needs of various groups in the workplace and stakeholders/customers base so as to improve working relationships, productivity, and stakeholder/customer satisfaction.

     Observable Behaviors

-Supports organizational non-discriminatory objectives and timetables

-Demonstrates awareness and sensitivity toward multi-cultural issues

-Works effectively and willingly with diverse co-workers, students, and customers/stakeholders

-Supports a non-discriminatory and harassment-free work environment which contributes to a welcoming and inclusive university

    

 Maintaining a Safe and Secure Work Environment

     Definition             

     •  Committed to maintaining a safe, secure, and non-threatening work environment

     Observable Behaviors                                          

-Maintains a clean, healthy, and safe work environment

-Contributes to a work environment that is non-threatening, secure, and free of harassment

-Understands and adheres to safety policies and procedures

-Promptly reports accidents, injuries, safety hazards, crimes, or emergencies to supervisor or appropriate university officials

-Follows operating instructions, uses protective equipment when required, actively strives to prevent accidents and injuries