Goals for work

Last week, my supervisor asked the group to provide him with goals for our coming year as part of the annual review process.  I find this particularly difficult – as I tend to be fairly proactive and take care of things quickly when I see something arise.  Planning goals a year out has always been a shortfall…  So, as a systems admin, what should my goals be?  

Our company wants these to be realistic, attainable, measureable goals.  So that includes a time frame for completion.  My only one so far that really meets this criteria and that I am fully in control of is attaining my VCP certification for VMware.   Any thoughts?

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Philip is a IT solutions engineer working for AmWINS Group, Inc., an insurance brokerage firm in Charlotte, NC. With a focus on data center technologies, he has built a career helping his customers and his employers deploy better IT solutions to solve their problems. Philip holds certifications in VMware and Microsoft technologies and he is a technical jack of all trades that is passionate about IT infrastructure and all things Apple. He's a part-time blogger and author here at Techazine.com.

One Response to “Goals for work”

  1. As a sysadmin, I always make my goals the same as the goals of the infrastructure. Maybe you could look at it from that angle.

    You could look at your infrastructure, identify any places it could be repaired or improved, and phrase it so that, if you accomplish your goals, your infrastructure is better than it is now.

    It does depend on your job responsibilities, but you could also list one of your goals as assuming more responsibility for the system, too

    October 30, 2008 at 8:09 am Reply

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