This week we turn our attention to the Foundations of Goals. Following on to last weeks focus on feedback, goals are critical for performance in organizations – for individuals and teams. If our goals are not clear, it is hard to provide feedback of quality and relevance.
Over the next two weeks we’ll be looking at goals, and accountability, throughout our various posts. As we get started, today’s post gets you thinking about goals and goal setting.
In goal setting there are a couple of things to keep in mind:
- How are the goals being set SMART? (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-bound?
- What goals are important in the short term? Medium term? Long term?
- Who else needs to be involved in the goal setting?
- Who needs to have goals communicated to?
- Where do goals intersect? Do team members know how their goal success ties into another’s success?
- How often do we revisit, or check in, with goals?
Potentials Realized | Coaching Team Leaders
Author of From One to Many: Best Practices for Team and Group Coaching (Jossey-Bass, 2016)
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