Making Sure Your Employees Succeed

Motivate your people with clear goals.by Amy Gallo

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One way to keep employees engaged and excited about their work is to help them set and achieve goals. You may be tempted to leave this up to your employees—they are adults, after all—but this is a critical part of every manager’s job. 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 as their manager. Goal setting is particularly important as a mechanism for providing ongoing and year-end feedback. By establishing and monitoring targets, you can give ...

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