– Very — we have clear and actionable goals all the time: 20%
– Somewhat — we set goals for big items but not smaller ones: 31%
– Not very — our goal-setting is inconsistent: 40%
– Not at all — what’s a goal?: 9%
Set a Destination. It’s hard for your team to know where it’s going and why their work matters if they’re not clear on the destination. You have a responsibility to set clear goals that the team can focus on and drive toward. Without those goals in place, they won’t know if they’re working on the right things or if their efforts have been successful. Sit down and set some targets today. Your team will appreciate you doing so. 80% of you aren’t being as effective as you can be. With a little effort, you can set clear goals that your team can rally behind.
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These results were originally a SmartPulse poll in SmartBrief on Leadership which tracks feedback from more than 210,000 business leaders. Get smarter on leadership and sign up for the SmartBrief on Leadership e-newsletter.