Are Success Profiles A Tool For Employee Empowerment?

How can you build up a success profile to define a career?

Source: “Success Profiles”

How many of us, have ever thought about building up a successful career? Have you ever defined a success profile for yourself? Experts have identified that building up a success profile is not quite easy. It requires a consistent approach towards building up on knowledge, competencies, personal attributes as well as positive experience. Experts from the HR arena reveal that, personality development happens to be the first step towards creating a success profile of your own.

What’s a Success Profile for that matter of fact?

Success Profile can be defined as the ‘holistic factor’ closely related to a dimensional framework.

It is attached to the expertise required in execution of a work role to achieve as per the desired business outcomes. The entire model is driven by intricate attributes of personality, coupled with experience, knowledge as well as an individual competency model.

Is creating a leadership matrix for your own help in success profile creation?

Most of the HR experts interviewed in the US, reveal that, post pandemic there has been a need for every employee to define individual level of competence.

Personal attributes have mattered a lot, as changing market dynamics have started to affect the performance of the majority of the global workforce. People across market borders have picked up on successful execution of tasks, while achieving stringent targets within stipulated frameworks.

What are the major components in defining a success profile for yourself?

HR experts reveal that defining a success profile within the workplace is not at all an easy job at the end of the day. One needs to have a thorough knowledge on workforce lifecycle, and build up on enriched experience to drive superior performance. A major component of building a success profile for one self, remain to be competency mapping and continuously keep on investing to bridge the discrepancies.

How do you create a leadership success profile?

Creating a leadership success profile, is in context to a team, while experts reveal that, in modern organizational contexts, functional leadership theories work out better.

Focusing on the ‘’’will do’ factor, rather than ‘’can do’’, approach in future can help the employees to cultivate a leadership personality. Enriching experience of team members, or giving them a broader exposure, should be encouraged in the given context, in order to consider employee empowerment on the whole.

How do you define ‘Task Based Success’?

HR experts, on the whole, identify that critical thinking and decision making skills define ‘task based success.’ Ability to take risks in execution, also contribute positively to your “Success Profile.”

Can Success Profiles positively contribute and thus empower other employees within the organization?

Very often HR experts have acknowledged that success profile creation can bring in a positive impact on organizational performance. But does it empower employees? There are varying opinions in the HR fraternity, in this regard although working on so called ‘success profiles’ do empower the employees to interact on a positive note. At the same time, it is important to note that the organization has a fair role to play, to make a ‘success profile’ happen in the right context.

HR department plays a key role in defining the entire success model, and such a model for performance varies in accordance to skill sets required within defined work roles

Is ‘Success Model’ person specific? 

Yes, the entire concept is totally person specific. It is understood that mapping competency with a set of available skills matched with a work role is what can be the raw material towards creating ‘live success models’ within the organization framework.


Creating success profiles remains to be an organizational mandate in the current context. However, such a process requires a complete organizational intervention, besides honing the individual skill sets to climb the corporate ladder. A number of components define the framework of success from the perspective of an individual. Components in context include knowledge dissemination, experience gathered during an extended work life, development of competency coupled with attributes of a matured personality!

At the end of the day, success profiles are leaders embedded within the organization to contribute meaningfully while shouldering responsibilities towards wholesome organic growth.

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