Goal setting or performance planning is a form of collaborative discussion between a manager and individual team members. It typically occurs at the start of a performance cycle to set clear and mutual expectations for successful performance.
HR objective setting discussion involves the creation of performance goals, development goals, and operational goals. It also sets clear performance expectations. Goals are different from routine objectives since they encompass a higher level of the statement. Goals help in providing an overall context for what the project is expected to achieve.
Establishing the right goals is vital to completing individual projects and achieving organizational objectives successfully. These are a few best practices that should be employed during goal setting.
- Aligned with the overall mission and job description
- Created in collaboration by the employee and manager
- Include at least one development goal
- Include multiple specific performance goals
- Incorporate competencies for success
- Measurable clearly communicates, and action-oriented
- New employees must have a goal-setting conversation within the first six months
- Shared across the departments for enhanced collaboration and alignment
- Frequent revisits and updates to provide appropriate coaching and feedback