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Team Goal Setting - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, we guide your staff through the general principles of setting team goals. Our lessons explore the reasons why goals are a necessary part of management and how to evaluate team members during the goal creation process and afterward. The topics included in this chapter describe:
- An overview of setting objectives and goals
- Matching team goals with employee strengths
- Measuring employee and team performance
- Goal-setting theories
These lessons will make a great addition to your corporate training program, particularly for your managers and other organizational leaders. You can have your employees complete the training on their own or use it as the backbone of a group training event. Our videos are formatted for use on both computers and mobile devices, giving you loads of flexibility in determining how you will use them. Each video lesson comes with a transcript for review or dissemination in company mailers as well as a brief quiz to foster discussion. Make sure your employees complete the chapter test to check understanding of key material.
How It Helps
- Focuses goals: As your managers make goal-setting a deliberate process which evaluates the specific circumstances of their requirements and human resources, they will create goals which are effective and relevant.
- Increases understanding: Your staff will easily incorporate leading goal-setting theories into their management processes.
- Maximizes performance: Clear goals and relevant direction will make it easier for your employees to know their duties and set their own individual goals.
By the end of this chapter, employees will be able to:
- Describe the basic purposes of goals and objectives
- Evaluate members of their teams and align goals with their individual strengths
- Institute a process to deliberately assess their team and measure outcomes related to goals
- Explain the basics of goal-setting theories, including Locke's theory
1. Setting Team Goals & Objectives
The goal-setting process can be more effective when team members are involved and SMART goals are used. This lesson will explain these factors and offer some tips on how to successfully approach the goal-setting process.
2. Aligning Individual Strengths With Team Goals
The most successful teams are made of people who are able to use their strengths to contribute towards project goals. This lesson will discuss the benefits of this method as well as how to do it.
3. Assessing Team Performance & Outcomes
Measuring and communicating team performance is essential to the success of a team. This lesson will explain why and how to measure team performance. Read on to learn more.
4. Practical Application: Team Performance Assessment Form
Use this asset to help yourself and your team assess performance on conflict management, giving and receiving feedback, communication and collaboration, setting goals, accountability and delegation and facilitation.
5. Goal-Setting Theory in Management: Definition & Examples
This lesson provides an overview on how to set goals both personally and professionally. We'll learn how goals propel us toward our individual and organizational targets.
6. Locke's Goal-Setting Theory: Using Goals to Advance Motivation
Locke's Goal-Setting Theory uses clear and challenging goals to advance employee motivation in the workplace. Goals that are well defined and challenging to attain are more likely to be met because they hold intrinsic and extrinsic value to the employee.
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