2018/8/26托福独立写作范文：If you need to improve your performance in order to get a better promotion or higher work payment in a company , which way would you choose? 1. doing more extra work or assignments that are required 2. participating more actively or contributing your own idea more frequently in the group discussion (18.08.26)
Personal development is a lifelong process. It is a way for people to assess their skills, consider their aims in life and set goals in order to maximize their potential both in academic field or in career. Both ways mentioned in the topic will help. However, as far as I’m concerned, participating more actively or stating more personal opinions in group discussion is a more effective approach.
For students to achieve better academic performance, they need to understand how schools design and conduct evaluation. Generally speaking, school evaluation not only involves students’ academic ability, but also puts emphasis on their attendance, sense of responsibility and the ability to work in a group, etc. Obviously, such qualities can easily be shown during the process of engaging in group discussion. Whether or not the student is proactive enough, or whether the student can listen to other people’s opinions and provide effective response or statements definitely tell a lot about this student’s comprehensive ability, which ought be considered when teachers decide the final grade of each student.
For career advancement, active participation in group discussion also plays a pivotal role. For instance, by the end of each year, many employees will receive their annual report, in which it evaluates an employee’s work performance and assigns his/her bonus or promotion. Among all the qualities, the ability to work and participate well in a group is highly stressed by most renowned companies. If an employee can be more active, stating more personal opinions, he/she can contribute to increase a company’s efficiency and to generate more ideas. It is also a learning opportunity for less experienced workers. Hence, active employees who is willing to speak up more during group discussions should be valued by the company.
Admittedly, some people who have talent tend to indulge in their solitary activities. They are hardworking, putting in extra efforts to better themselves. However, being too independent or too detached from other people will also result in low efficiency and partial perception, which might negatively affect a student’s academic performance or an employee’s career advancement. In a nutshell, personal development depends more on active participation in group discussion.
Everyone wants to move up the career ladder, but how can you stand out from the crowd? When a promotion is on the line, one strategy is to do more work than your peers. Another strategy is to be an idea generator for the team. While both are helpful, I think the best strategy is to generate ideas.
These days, innovative ideas are more important than extra hours of work. The market changes constantly in the internet age, so companies need to diligently research and consistently reinvent themselves in order to keep consumers’ attention. In the U.S., Coca Cola got the idea to start shipping bottles with common first names on the labels. This simple and innovative idea cost the company almost nothing but produced a huge spike in Coca Cola sales. People were even ordering online to get bottles with their name on it.
Additionally, brainstorming ideas with colleagues helps you get into the social circle at work. While companies would like employees to believe that promotions are handed out on an impersonal system, nothing can be truly impersonal as long as humans are involved. If you’re always socializing with the decision makers at a company, you’ll be at the front of their minds when an opportunity comes up. While they probably won’t make a decision entirely based on people they personally like, it can certainly help if it comes down to a tough decision between you and another employee who hasn’t put effort into socializing.
Most importantly, you need to prove your value to a company if you want to move up the career ladder, and it’s easier to prove your value through innovative ideas than it is through extra hours of work. Suppose a manager asks two employees to prove their value to the company: one put in extra hours while the other offered fresh ideas that produced good results for the company. While both of these employees may have added value to the company, the one who came up with the ideas will be able to better prove it because they can point to specific programs that would not exist without their ideas. Those are the kinds of things that make an employee stand out.
In the end, everyone is trying to move up the ladder but only a few manage to do it. Those who make it do so because they work with colleagues to come up with new ideas. They help reinvent the company, they’re more socially engaged, and they’re better able to prove their worth.