Setting Employee Goals as a Team

Author: Christina Puleo Published: July 2022

Invite Team Members to Contribute

It can be easy to get lost in the results, but focusing on the steps leading up to these goals will boost team morale. Employees should be invited to create their own goals for the company or their department.

Allowing team members to be hands-on in the planning process will give them an extra incentive to reach those desired results. This could be done by asking employees to email you an idea by the end of the week, or it could be done in a team setting where employees receive feedback from one another.

Team inclusion makes for a stronger work ethic, whichever way you choose to implement this step.

Put Goals Into Action

This will look different for each goal, but it’s important to follow the SMART Plan as you do so.

  • Specific

  • Measurable

  • Attainable

  • Relevant

  • Time-Based

Maybe the Sales department wants to reach a certain quota by the end of the month, or the Graphic Design team wants to dedicate each week to a new project. There are endless possibilities when it comes to action plans.

Tailor them to fit the personalities of your team and adjust them accordingly.

Follow Up & Encourage

Your team’s been putting in the work, and now it’s time to celebrate! When goals are reached, encourage employees to keep up their great work and recognize their accomplishments.

Meet with them individually or host a monthly meeting to congratulate each other. Even if a goal isn’t reached, incentivise your team to keep moving forward. Assess why these goals did or didn’t work and establish new plans.

Together, your company can grow and flourish. While the work is important, so is the well-being of your team!