It is a healthy idea for you and your employees to set goals together and work toward them as a team. Any workforce that does that is in for great success. Goals help to keep everyone on track, and keep them working toward something bigger. It gives everyone a sense of purpose at work.
Performance goals is when you set goals for your own actions–which helps you to reach an even greater goal. This article is going to give you great tips on how you and your employees can come together and set performance goals for each of them. This way each employee can truly play a part in the business’ success.
1. Emphasize the importance of having performance goals. This way your employees can understand that you truly expect each of them to play their part in the business. They may not know that you have plans on making changes for the better, so that may have resulted in them slacking off in their work. Let them know that you are ready to take business to a new level, and you want them to be a part of that journey.
2. Have a reward…and punishment. There are some people that are positively motivated. These people work toward a goal much harder if they know there is a reward waiting for them. But then there are some that are negatively motivated. These people work harder toward a goal if there is a punishment for not achieving it. You may have a mix of positively and negatively motivated people at your job. This is why you need to come up with both rewards and consequences for achieving and not achieving the goals that are set.
3. Start with the biggest goal. What are you and your company trying to accomplish as a whole? There should be something that you want the whole team to do for the greater good of the company. Get these goals together and make sure that each employee understands it. This should help them get a sense of what you want from them individually.
4. Break it down into departments. Set a performance goal for each department in your business. This is a specific goal that you want that department alone to accomplish. If you want, you can let your employees add in more goals for the department they’re in. Just make sure the goal that you assign to that apartment is the main goal to be met. But always try to get the employees to join in on the goal setting. This is a good habit that you want them to develop.
5. Then break it down individually. You can say, “I want each of you to sell $— worth of products this week” or you can set unique goals for each individual. This may be hard to do if you have several employees, so it may be easier to make the individual goal the same for each employee in that particular department. This is also a good way to keep track of each employees individual performance.
Setting goals helps to get everyone involved with the business. It is only fair that each employee contributes to the business’ success. To get in depth information on this, you can read Perfect Phrases for Setting Performance Goals by Robert Bacal and Douglas Max. This book outlines how you and your employees can make great changes in your business by simply setting great goals. Good luck with your business.