Ensuring Your Employees Prioritize Company Growth | Stuart Ferster

Setting goals at work is about choosing to do something first and foremost so that you can achieve your goals later on. Having a clear understanding of your priorities helps keep you focused on the task at hand. Most people are familiar with setting goals and making task lists. However, teams and organizations need to do this as well. During the course of a company’s planning and strategy process, senior management often spend a lot of time debating and negotiating. Having clear communication of these priorities helps keep them focused on the task at hand and it’s important these things are properly communicated to your employees as well. Here are a few tips to make sure your employees prioritize company growth in their work.

Explain The Plan For Growth

In many companies, senior management often disappears as they go through the process of planning for the next fiscal year. This usually involves some sort of presentation or packet being made that can be used to show employees how the company is aiming to grow. Having a well-designed presentation can help keep the employees engaged and motivated.

A good plan for growth can be either a combination of strategies or a single strategy. For instance, it can be a new product launch or a merger. However, it can also be a combination of strategies that involve selling a division or closing a market. Having the plan will help the employees understand the goals and the actions that will be taken to achieve them, making it more likely that they’ll work their hardest to achieve those goals.

Set Deadlines

One of the most important factors that project managers need to consider is the due date. Having a clear understanding of the timeline helps them organize the various tasks and ensure that everyone is working on the same goal. Having a good idea of the amount of time that’s required to complete the task can also help keep the team members focused on the goal.

One of the most common strategies that project managers use when it comes to meeting their goals is setting SMART goals. This is a set of goals that are focused on achieving a certain amount of work. Having a deadline helps keep the other priorities in check and prevents them from pushing out other projects.

Clarify Roles

After the strategic plan has been established, it’s time to translate the goals into actionable items for the employees. This can be done through a review of the existing tasks and projects to make sure that they are aligned with the goals.

Having the right roles and responsibilities can also help project managers keep their team focused on the goals. Having the necessary clarity can help keep the employees engaged and motivated. Unfortunately, if they don’t have the necessary clarity, they can get distracted by the various projects that are going on.

Originally published at https://stuartferster.uk on June 6, 2022.

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