Help Your Team Set Better Goals for Year 2020

December 19, 2019
Help Your Team Set Better Goals for Year 2020

Planning a goal-setting methodology for your team will never happen overnight. This type of planning requires a lot of devotion, patience, and skills in order to get the best possible results so that your team stays motivated and ensured to keep up to their goals in the upcoming year.

With that being said, we have prepared some of the best strategies that will help you set the goals with your team in a much better way and in no time it can drive your company to a much greater success. 


Ask your team about their plans & goals

Take the time to sit down with your team and try to realize their professional goals. Once you get a better sense of their goals, you will be able to set the right milestones. Setting the right milestone won’t be enough, you will have to review them every 4 to 6 months to make sure that everyone is on the right path, and if someone is falling behind, make sure to talk to them and try to help them catch up with the rest of the team, because in the end, it is all about the team success and not in the individuals. 


Keep Your Team Accountable

In order to set the goals right, you should try creating an “In-house” method. By doing this, you will be able to easily monitor the tasks of the upcoming projects. The in-house method means that everyone will be responsible for keeping their tasks up to date which will eventually lead to their goals. Your team will also be accountable for updating the report at the start and end of a day. This method will eventually help them to better synchronize and eventually keep them at the same level as the task progression. 


Importance of Deadlines

Deadlines will help your team to develop a sense of responsibility. A goal without a deadline can be seen as a goal without purpose and because of that, it can be constantly pushed back which can potentially lead to never finishing that goal. If your team feel like the goals that are set aren’t taken seriously, they will start to feel discouraged and less engaged eventually. If you want to get the best result from your team, then you should start setting the project-based deadlines.


Help Your Team to Meet Their Goals

Being a team leader means that you have a responsibility of helping your team on their path of goals to achieve. There are several ways in which you can contribute and help them: 


• Help your team to define an achievable goal

• Maintain 1-on-1 meetings to monitor their progress effectively

• Let them know that you are open for suggestions 

• Provide them with regular feedback, so they can know what they are doing right, and what they can improve. 


Always learn from your mistakes

You must be aware that not all goals will always be met. While some goals could be set too high, others can be set unrealistically. This is just the reality of your work and the unknown fields that you will be dealing with. Let your team know that it is okay to fail. If you are okay with the possibility of failure, it doesn’t have to mean that the goals you have set are not important; it simply means that no one can guarantee that everything will go as planned. What is important here is to make sure that everyone learns from their mistakes and think about the steps that should be taken next time in order to avoid failure. 



After all, the most important thing to remember is the reason why the goals are being set. If you are working with multiple teams, you should know that you can’t apply the same method for everyone, so try planning various strategies until you achieve the one that works the best with a certain team. Remember, good communication is the key to success. 

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