Management in the GoC

  • Computer Systems (CS)
  • Economics and Social Sciences Services (EC)
  • Administrative Services (AS)
  • Services and Programs (SP)

Personal Goals and Performance Plans

In the private sector, I had some wonderful managers who I’d work with to establish goals to “get me to the next level”. We’d talk about how I wanted to grow, and then identify steps to track my progress. If you met the goals set out, you could expect to be promoted. It .. made sense to me.

So you’re saying… no stretch goals then?

I’ve worked at a few companies who adopted OKRs, which stand for “objectives and key results.” Often OKRs cascade down from the top level of management, but you have certain overarching objectives to aim for, and then you propose ways to measure your success in achieving those objectives.

Is “Acting” a way to test the waters?

Except.. sometimes you can be ‘acting’. This seems to be where you’re operating in a position that you weren’t actually hired for.

Buzzfeed has their product design roles information available on GitHub.



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Andrea F Hill

Andrea F Hill

Sr UX Specialist with Canada Revenue Agency, former web dev and product person. 🔎 Lifelong learner. Unapologetic introvert. Plant-powered marathoner. Cat mom.