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Setting priorities

Setting priorities

The objective of this content is to support you in getting well-constructed priorities into Workday. To achieve this, we've curated the material provided by Accenture to both enhance and signpost it.

How to create effective priorities

Creating practical priorities can be broken down into two key areas:

  1. Choose subjects and areas you want to target your personal growth and development.
  2. Construct a priority that encapsulates your intention to communicate effectively to others.

Priority inspiration

Several tools can help you focus on what areas you individually would like to push your growth and development. A break down of these can be found below.

IW Core skills and Career levels

Our internal Core skills are a great starting point along with our Career levels to help you understand your current strengths and where you can develop.

Remembering your ABCD's

These ABCD's are designed to engage your thoughts towards what you intend to achieve through your priorities, and thus are a great way to generate ideas for new priorities.

  • Areas of impact - These areas can be defined as a fixed list of impactful growth targets you want to develop. For example, you could use the Core skills list to define some areas of impact you want to focus on.
  • Behaviours - What behaviours do you need to demonstrate to achieve your priorities? How you do something is just as important as what you do.
  • Collaboration - How are you partnering with people on your team? How are you building your network and partnering across teams? How are you bringing the best of IW to our clients and people?
  • Development - What experiences, exposure and training would most help you grow? What skills are you building for the future?

Accenture priority categories

Much like our Core skills, priority categories can inspire and focus on how you can impact and grow a vibrant career at IW.

As you create your priorities in Workday, choose the categories that best reflect your role and expectations. One category is not more important than another, and we don't expect you to have a priority in each category.

Writing priorities

Writing our priorities so that others can understand our meaning and intention is essential. However, what's also important is understanding when a priority has been met or completed. Utilising techniques such as SMART Targets can help you create that clear focus.

How to submit priorities to Workday

To submit a priority into Workday, please follow the Creating a Priority Quick Guide.

Moderating priorities

To ensure your priorities are of the highest quality, you should remember the following:

  • Make sure you have three to five priorities.
  • Priorities generally last for three to five months.
  • Keep your priorities alive: update and add new ones as your time at IW changes.
  • Priorities should be stretching and allow you to demonstrate your achievements.

Example priority

Title: [Summary description]

Description: [How are you defining success for delivering your priority]

  • [List of actions, timeframes, and behaviours needed to deliver the priority. Who do you need to collaborate with? Where are the areas of stretch/development for you? Utilise the ABCD way of thinking above.]
  • ...