– Very – Everyone knows the desired behaviors to hit our goals: 50%
– Kind of – I point out the most important behavior changes required: 42%
– Not very – I don’t often link behaviors to goals: 6%
– Not at all – I just set the goal, and they’ll figure it out: 2%
Behavior is Key. Goals are great but without specifying which behaviors need to change, your odds of hitting your goals are slim. Be sure to clearly spell out behavior changes required to hit goals. Tell your people what has to change and link it directly to achievement of the goal. If you leave it up to them, they may or may not change the desired behaviors. Why go through all the trouble of setting goals if you’re not going to invest the time in helping your team achieve them?
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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.