Join Lisa Gates for an in-depth discussion in this video Aligning professional goals with company objectives, part of Coaching and Developing Employees (2013).
Up until now, we've been focusing on coaching to guide your employees to set …and accomplish their workplace and career goals. …Now, we're going to take a look at a couple of activities that will help your …employees align their professional goals with organizational objectives, so …everything syncs up. First is setting SMART goals. …SMART is an acronym that stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, …Relevant, and Timely. SMART goals provide the framework for …accountability and the basis for PowerTalk conversations, also, quarterly …goal meetings and annual review conversations.…
Here's how you test a goal for SMARTness. S is for specific. …This means your goal needs to clearly and specifically state what you're trying to achieve. …Answering these questions. What is your goal? …Why is it important? And who is involved? …M is for measurable. In other words, how will you know if you …are making progress towards your goal? Can you quantify it? …A is for attainable. While you want to stretch people to grow …
- Establish a coaching relationship with your employees.
- Demonstrate the cornerstones of coaching.
- List examples of "PowerTalk Practice".
- Describe how to challenge your employees for growth.
- Identify how to manage accountability and give future-focused feedback.
- Align professional goals with company objectives.
- Design stretch opportunities.