Accomplishment: Getting Things Done

What is accomplishment?

Accomplishment means getting things done. A person who values accomplishment finishes tasks on time. You can say that this person is action-oriented and is likely someone who avoids procrastination.

An organization that picks accomplishment as a core value has a promise that it’ll get things done – no matter what. They pride themselves on being able to deliver what they promised.

Accomplishment is related to achievement. Accomplishment is the completion of complex tasks, while achievement is making milestones.

Accomplishment in Tagalog

Accomplishment in Tagalog is katuparan which may mean fulfilled promise or kaganapan which may mean completed tasks. The implication is that the tasks are difficult, but you’ve done them anyway.

As a Core Value

As a core value, it means that you get things done. You are efficient in the way you work. You see to it that the process is followed and you work based on the timeline of a project.

Very few organizations choose accomplishment. Probably because it does not sound sexy. But it is what every manager needs from direct reports.

When people get things done, they are productive. Promises are delivered and customers are satisfied.

One reason why many companies find it difficult to actualize their values is that they choose values that everyone picks, like excellence and extraordinary service. There is nothing wrong with that of course.

But it is the accomplishing of tasks that we desire from our employees each day. Maybe, companies will do better when they start here.

Quotes on Accomplishment

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If you were born without wings, do nothing to prevent them from growing.”
― Coco Chanel

“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.”

― Edward Everett Hale
“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.”
― Harry S. Truman

Related Words
attainment, achievement, completion, feather in one’s cap, surpass, masterstroke, speedy, feat, and success

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