5 ways to set clear and focused team goals

Teamwide goal setting is crucial if you expect to maximize and maintain your productivity.

Your team members must always be clear about what your goals are, and how you’ll get there; that should be a given.

But realize that some of your team members will have a better understanding of goal-setting than others, so it’s up to you to make sure they all stay on the same wavelength.

1. Start with individual team members

You’ll find it easier to establish team goals if individual members also have personal goals to reach for.

Chris might want to make $150,000 annually by the time he’s 35, while Jane may prefer to move up the management ladder toward CFO. As you learn your team members’ personal and professional development goals, help them find ways to weave those goals into the general goal-fabric of both team and organization.

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