Goals have been shown to boost productivity and motivation, fostering positive employee well-being. According to an article by Gallup, “Employees who strongly agree that their managers helped them set performance goals are 69% more engaged compared to employees who did not have managers help them."
Additionally, goals encourage career advancement opportunities through the stronger decision-making and more efficient work that comes from setting clear goals.
Employee development has evolved from annual goals that are set and forgotten until the annual review. Managers are encouraged to work with employees to create plans to achieve goals that include checkpoints and adjustments as needed. Businesses today are fast-paced, responding to client and customer demands and needs, therefore, agile goal-setting techniques are critical to fostering employee growth and engagement.
The Truvelop app can help teams manage and adjust goals as needed based on performance and organizational changes.
- It is important to have a baseline to measure development. Monthly evaluations provide a baseline and a way to track improvement and progress towards goals. Evaluations can also offer insight on areas of challenges to help managers support the employee’s opportunity for performance improvement.
- Using the Spark function, managers can track and support their employees' goals. This is a great way to host a two-way conversation about the employee's journey towards their goals and to memorialize any feedback shared. It is also a great way to acknowledge wins big and small to boost morale.
- Employee goals should be SMART – Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time-Based. Are the goals clearly defined? Can they be tracked? Are goals obtainable? Are they relevant to the role and the work to be accomplished? Have deadlines been outlined to ensure a path for progress?
To learn more about the different types of goals you can set with your Team Members, visit our Agile Goal-Setting page in the Knowledge Center, and contact a member of our sales team today to schedule a demo!