Employee Goal Setting Done Right
You can make the process of employee goal setting fairly simple or incredibly complex. But in the end, what matters is whether or not you have succeeded in reaching the team objectives in a way that makes sense.
Effective Employee Goal Setting Creates Understanding and Commitment
We believe that the process of employee goal setting should be rather simple and straightforward…no need to follow elaborate formulas. The key is how well the goals are understood and how committed the teams are to achieving them.
Four Simple and Straightforward Employee Goal Setting Tips
Here are some tips on how to do get employee goal setting right:
Work together to establish what you need to do to achieve the goals and what it will take to get there. This way you gain their agreement and buy-in from the beginning.
The shared knowledge of where the company is headed and the transparency of the company vision will promote cooperation and accountability.
The key is to keep track as you make progress and be willing to adjust as needed to stay on the right path.
Be sure you recognize special effort as well as attend to failing areas that need your support and encouragement.
The Bottom Line
Setting clear, achievable, agreed-upon goals plays right into the major areas of employee engagement related to teamwork, alignment with goals, feeling valued, individual contribution, and job satisfaction. Now you know why you want to do goal-setting right!
To learn more about effective employee goal setting, read 4 Attributes to Make Your SMART Goals SMARTER
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