There are many things that we can do to keep our employees striving for high goals but also making them attainable. Use the SMART system which means that these goals will be specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time bound. When giving an employee a goal, think about their past performance so that you understand what they are realistically capable. You can help set your employees up for success by instilling confidence in them and keeping them motivated towards reaching their goal.
- Many leaders find themselves struggling with balancing high goals but also attainable goals. Trial and error will be needed whenever trying to accomplish something.
- When creating a goal, think about your past performances and be realistic about what you actually think you can accomplish.
- As a leader, set your employees up for success. Giving them goals that they can easily attain can help boost their confidence.
“Attainability is literally at the core of a SMART goal. In fact, a goal can only be attainable if it has the other qualities demanded by the SMART system. That is, attainable goals are necessarily specific, measurable, realistic, and time-bound.”