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Overlook Setting Goals Together With the Employees

“This one step - choosing a goal and sticking to it—changes everything.”
Scott Reed

One goal of managing is inspiring your team to be the best it can be. The team members need to know the company’s objectives, and those objectives have to fit with their personal and professional goals. Managers have to set clear directions to avoid confusion and to keep from becoming arbitrary in their demands. Company, professional, and personal goals should be part of the hiring process.

    How often do you see management step into a problem situation, find out what’s going on, and set things in motion to make the team members happy and productive? Certainly not often enough! One CEO decided that firing every employee with a bad attitude would fix the malaise in his company. In fact, he fixed nothing. Instead of taking care of the problem by trying to motivate the employees, he only battled a symptom. If the bad attitude was caused by something within the corporate culture, it’s only a matter of time before other employees develop a bad attitude, too. How long will it take before the problem is back?

How often do you sit together with your team?

Is your team familiar with the company goals?

Does every team member have a plan?

Do you know where your team members want to be in a year, two years from now?

Do they know where management wants them to be?


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