Every organization addresses goals in a slightly different way. In my former work, goals were the foundation of ensuring global programming and teams were aligned. Goal setting and implmentation was not only in the “leaders” hands, but was an important part of everyone’s work.
One of the best known goal frameworks is the SMART goal framework which I usually introduce as the SMART-E framework, to acknowledge the important role Excitement or Motivation plays in goal achievement. Take a look at Teams365 #101 post for what I wrote on the SMART goal framework
Goals can sometimes become a “checkbox” activity, something which has to be done but is not connected to the WHY of their work or organization. When working with our team members around goals it can be very useful to get them to create a line of sight around how their goals connect with team goals, department goals and organizational goals.
In an upcoming team meeting, have team members share the top two goals they are working on this month. Have them connect it with the larger team, department or organizational goals. Notice where different team member goals connect, overlap and interface.
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