Not All Goals Are Effective
The best leaders and managers know how to create performance goals that work for their teams and the company as a whole.
Why Performance Goals Matter
Performance goals define what is expected of an employee in their role. When they are done correctly, performance goals:
Great leaders know that there is only a narrow window in human psychology where a performance goal will have the desired effect of motivating their people to perform at their peak.
Goals that Are Too Easy of Too Difficult
So there is a window of “just possible” that makes goal setting more potent in driving improved performance.
Using Action Learning to Improve Goal Setting Skills
While many leaders and team members learn about performance goal setting through painful trial and error, we have found that a customized action learning program for leaders and managers can significantly improve goal setting capabilities and results. The action learning approach works because it allows leaders to receive relevant, meaningful and timely feedback.
Why Meaning Matters for Performance Goals
A performance goal without meaning can rarely be effective in stimulating a significant behavior change or a high performance outcome. If employees understand how their individual goals and objectives align and relate to those of the overall organization, they are more likely to derive greater levels of purpose and meaning from those objectives. Greater meaning is critical to success especially in leadership development programs where leaders must learn to respond positively to and thrive with increased ambiguity, speed and performance pressure.
The Bottom Line on Performance Goals
If you want to know how to create performance goals that work, remember performance goals must be:
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