Annual performance goals that feel purposeful and attainable to employees can be a great motivator. But too often, goals set at the start of the year become obsolete by midyear. “No one wants to work on a goal that is no longer relevant,” said Lisa Chui, vice president of people at San Francisco life sciences company Dascena.
Here are six ways managers can help employees set meaningful goals for 2022.
Show employees how they can have an impact.
Present the company’s key objectives for the next six months and ask your team members how their expertise and interests can help the company reach these goals, Chui said. “Without tying goals to the company’s overall strategy, it can feel like employees are just doing something for the sake of doing something,” she said.