Introduction

How to Use This Book to Save Time and to Write Compelling Performance Goals

Setting goals for your employees—or, more accurately, helping them set appropriate goals for themselves—is a very individualized and personal endeavor. Adding the right elements to the recipe, so to speak, therefore varies significantly depending on the individual’s needs and aspirations. Still, your key focus always lies in customizing a blueprint or template for success to help your staff members find new ways of increasing their own productivity, which of course improves your departmental and ultimately company performance.

Creating Development Plans for Employees

So how exactly should you go about creating individual development plans for your subordinates, ...

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