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Excellence Award

This candidate:

  • Is involved with transformative, larger-scale efforts.
  • Achieves results that impact a large constituency of Georgia Tech employees.
  • Extends efforts across multiple Georgia Tech departments, units, or entities.
  • Sees the bigger picture—the connection and inter-relation of people, processes, and technology.
  • Exhibits a willingness to take on any responsibility necessary to achieve success – not only the figurehead or convener role.
  • Possesses both initiative and the ability to follow through.

Leadership in Action Award

This candidate:

  • Effectively motivates, influences, and develops both groups and individuals to achieve Institute goals.
  • Overcomes differences to achieve agreement.
  • Inspires change or productivity in others.
  • Motivates others without formal authority.
  • Exhibits a willingness to take on any responsibility necessary to achieve success – not only the figurehead or convener role.
  • Develops trust and credibility through open, respectful communication, and by demonstrating accountability.

 

One Small Step

One Small Step Award identifies an individual or team who exhibits the behaviors below on an individual or departmental level. This was formerly the Process Improvement Award.

This candidate:

  • Consistently invents or improves tools, processes, or systems.
  • Regularly evaluates situations, gathers data, and uses the data to identify opportunities for change.
  • Constantly asks, “how can we do this better?” and “why do we do it that way?”
  • Frequently considers non-traditional approaches.
  • Regularly identifies problems but focuses on potential solutions.
  • Proactively seeks feedback and involvement from constituents.

One Giant Leap

One Giant Leap Award identifies those who exhibit the following behaviors on an Institute level. This was formerly the Process Improvement Award.

This candidate:

  • Consistently invents or improves tools, processes, or systems.
  • Regularly evaluates situations, gathers data, and uses the data to identify opportunities for change.
  • Constantly asks, “how can we do this better?” and “why do we do it that way?”
  • Frequently considers non-traditional approaches.
  • Regularly identifies problems but focuses on potential solutions.
  • Proactively seeks feedback and involvement from constituents.

Service to the Community Award

This candidate:

  • Engages in activities that help others within the Georgia Tech community or outside of the Institute.
  • Has a positive impact on others.
  • Offers service above and beyond their formally defined job in order to meet the needs of others.
  • Demonstrates a true concern for humankind by offering their time, talents, or both.
  • Produces concrete and tangible outcomes.
  • Embodies Georgia Tech’s commitment to public service.

Spirit of Georgia Tech Award

This candidate:

  • Supports and upholds the mission and vision of the institution.
  • Possesses character and professionalism that make working at Tech better.
  • Creates a significant, positive influence in the workplace.
  • Acts with dignity and integrity.
  • Demonstrates service excellence to all.
  • Works well with their colleagues and strives to do their best, while inspiring others to do the same.
  • Treats all community members with respect.
  • Creates an environment that enables others to thrive.

Rising Wreck Award

This candidate:

  • Has made a significant impact on the Institute within their 12-36 months of employment
  • Sees the bigger picture – the interconnection of interrelation of people, processes, and technology – and is able to work independently or with others to produce results.
  • Shows initiative and inspires change or productivity in others.
  • Works collaboratively and effectively with peers.
  • Exhibits a willingness to take on responsibility necessary to achieve success.