The Daily Challenge: Next 90 Days At Work


Make your next three months at your job as valuable as the first ones.


Make the Most of the Next 90 Days at Your Current Job

Time to Read: 3 Mins

When you start a new job, it’s essential to make sure you are achieving important milestones and establishing yourself in the company in the first 3 months. But what if we switch the perspective and take the next 90 days at your existing job as if they were the first 90 days?

By planning what you want to accomplish in your next 90 days at work, you can create a short-term timeframe to help set yourself up for success, stay engaged and accountable, and assure you are taking intentional steps towards your work-related goals. 

Use the steps below to plan what you want to accomplish in the next 90-days.

Step 1: Plan what you want to achieve. Take a few minutes to think through your professional goals that are both realistic or challenging. (Using the SMART goals method might be helpful.)

Step 2.  Ask for feedback. If it’s been a while since you last explicitly asked for feedback on your performance, consider checking in with your stakeholders (starting with your manager) to gain their perspective. This is a good opportunity to get their thoughts on the 90-day plan you've outlined in Step 1.

Step 3:  Adjust the plan. Reflect on the feedback and adjust your goals if needed.

Pro-tip: Suggest changes. While you are working toward your 90-day plan, consider if there are ways in which you could contribute to the growth of the company overall. If you caught yourself thinking it would be nice to improve some of your company’s processes, pick one of these pain points and suggest thoughtful changes.

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