Setting reasonable and realistic goals for the New Year can be a positive and productive objective for the environment of your workplace. People typically come into the office feeling refreshed and revamped after some time off, which makes for a good time to set goals and personal targets. While it’s important to be ambitious and to expect a lot from yourself and your colleagues, setting unrealistic expectations may ultimately be discouraging. Career growth within a workplace is always expected and encouraged, so take whatever steps necessary to ensure a helpful hand so that everyone can attain his or her objectives.
Let your employees set the goals themselves
It’s best to let your employees and colleagues to set their objectives themselves, as they know best what they can achieve. It also shows trust and faith that you all share the same values of the company.
Track their progress along the way
It’s important to not wait until the end of the following year to see how everyone is doing with his or her goals. Set up meetings intermittently every few months to check in on the work that’s being achieved and what challenges have come up along the way. Not everything will be a smooth process, but nothing that comes easy is worth trying for.
Transparency and Communication is Key
It’s integral to properly communicate with your employees what type of growth is expected with them, so there are no surprises. Positive feedback as well as constructive criticism is encouraged and can help improve one’s morale as well – giving someone a clear direction can do wonders for their attitude.