Chapter 11

How to Set and Support Employee Goals

by Amy Gallo

As you think about how employees should be developing and what their future looks like, you must also think about the goals they should be aspiring to. Employees want to see how their work contributes to larger corporate objectives, and setting the right targets makes this connection explicit for them and for you, their manager.

A performance planning meeting shortly after the review session affords you an opportunity to collaborate with your direct report on goals for the upcoming year, since where your employees need to improve will be fresh on your mind. Within this conversation, you can discuss not only your perception of where your employees should devote their time, but also ...

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