Goal setting in the workplace is a sure-fire way to keep employees motivated and your business on track to achieving success.
Boost employee morale, smash your targets and keep your business moving in the right direction with carefully considered individual and business goals linked to your business’ overall strategy.
A win-win for employees and your business, you can’t afford to not get serious about goal setting in the workplace.
Benefits of goal setting in the workplace
There are multiple benefits for employees of effective goal setting in the workplace. Some of the key ones are outlined below.
1. Motivate your employees
Give your employees a reason to get out of bed, show up at work, and give their best every single day. Employees need to feel valued. Employees will be more positive, inspired and invested in their job if they understand how their work contributes to the success of the business they work for and to their own personal goals.
Don’t make the mistake of letting your employees become deflated in the daily grind. Low staff morale and discontent is lethal to your workplace and can send productivity and quality of work on a downward spiral.
Smashing through goals and celebrating milestones helps build employee confidence and satisfaction, and creates a positive working environment. Goal setting is a clever way to keep your employees motivated and your business powering towards success.
If you invest time in goal setting in your workplace, you will reap the rewards with greater and higher quality output from your staff and a more motivated workplace.
2. Drive employee performance
Clear and measurable goals encourage employees to be more productive, creative and proactive. When employees can see an end goal or a milestone in their midst, they can focus on where they are going, celebrate what they’ve achieved and move on to the next goal.
Your employees are more likely to be motivated and keen to strive for success, if they can clearly see how their work benefits your business and themselves. With the appropriate recognition of each goal and success under their belt, they will be hungry for more.
3. A unified purpose
Everyone wants to feel like an important cog in the wheel. Involve all employees in strategic planning to ensure each individual understands their worth in your business.
Transparency in the planning of goals and objectives will do wonders for strengthening workplace culture. Clearly defined goals for each employee linked to your business’ overall strategic direction ensures employees understand what they are working towards and how valuable teamwork is in achieving goals. Staff are likely to be more innovative and collaborative if they believe in and see value in the goals that have been set.
Get excited about goal setting
Too many organisations fail dismally at goal setting and have trouble getting employees on board with their plans for success. Don’t be the employer that dictates goals that benefit you and you only. Goal setting has to be a win-win for employers and employees.
Employees need to be involved in the goal setting process in order for you to gain buy-in from them. The goals individual employees want to achieve and the targets they’re aiming for need to come from within. Employee goals largely focus on personal development and growth. This could be anything from acting in a higher-level position, to learning a new software programme to make their job easier.
It is vital that goals are specific, measurable and meaningful to ensure you receive commitment from even the most disengaged staff.
Don’t fall into the trap of setting goals and neglecting them. Communication is key when it comes to goal setting. Ensure your workplace holds regular progress report meetings with employees. It is vital to ensure staff continue to remain engaged and motivated and are progressing towards the goals you’ve both agreed on.
Long and short-term goals
Getting some quick runs on the board with short-term goals will gain you early buy-in from employees and encourage them to keep striving for the next goal, and the one after that.
Coupled with short-term goals, you should have a few awe-inspiring goals that will make everyone stop, listen and be desperate to play their part in achieving success.
The power of motivational speakers in engaging staff
Sometimes even the most inspired organisations have trouble getting staff on board with strategic planning and goal setting.
This is where motivational speakers are a valuable investment in inspiring and motivating workplaces to work towards unified goals.
Top Australian and international motivational speaker and former five-time Olympian Nat Cook has an extraordinary ability to break down barriers and challenge people to dig deep to identify their passion and empower them to achieve their goals.
Nat can challenge your employees to stop treating every day like Groundhog Day and start working towards their dreams, passions and desires. Nat will inspire your employees to let go of their wasted negative energy and realise they deserve to achieve success and job satisfaction.
With her no-nonsense attitude, Nat helps employees recognise their hidden dreams, talents, desires and motivating factors. Nat’s natural story-telling ability and superhero antics will win your staff over, boost their morale and motivate them to achieve their own superhero moments.
Reigniting employee passion
Nat knows from experience that people hit roadblocks on their journey to success. She offers effective strategies to help people work through these hurdles and take aim to achieve their goals.
Nat can help your staff access their own personal drive, stay focused and rediscover their motivational mojo.
From corporate conferences, to team building and leadership workshops, Nat will cater her presentation to meet your business needs and encourage your staff to find the drive that will help them and you realise success.
As a former five-time Olympian, successful businesswoman and leading motivational speaker, Nat understands just how important it is to set goals and work towards them to achieve success. Nat holds all of the tools of the trade to help your employees dig deep to find their fire within. Let Nat Cook make a difference in your workplace.
Invite Nat Cook into your business today to educate your staff on the value of goal setting in the workplace.