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Goal Setting And Productivity

One of the most consistent findings among supervisors is effectiveness deals with goal setting and its relationship to productivity. The two are directly linked. The more attention devoted to goal setting, the higher the productivity of the group and individuals within the group.

1.     Avoid being to general. The more precise the target, the greater the commitment to follow through.

2.     Can it be measured in terms of coast, quality, quantity, and timeless. People prefer concert feedback on how they are doing against a standard of performance.

3.     Goals should be jointly established rather than imposed. This builds a powerful base for commitment.

4.     Set realistic goals that provide a challenge and stretch the employee.

5.     A well defined deadline for when the project must be accomplished adds a sense of urgency.