The beginning of a New Year traditionally represents the start of new undertakings; a fresh start, new you, New Year’s resolutions and of course new work goals or targets. For most of us, this is the time of the year for setting work targets and deciding on what the best strategies are for achieving these goals successfully. It’s important to start off on the right track and lay the ground work for that success.
Here are 3 quick tips to help you when setting and achieving your goals as you kick start this year’s work journey:
#1 Get clear on what the goals are at your organization, department and team level. Having a good understanding of the priorities and objectives that your organization has for the year, provides clarity on what you will need to set clear, attainable objectives.
#2 Be Consistent – If you want to ensure that you successfully achieve your goals at the end of the year, you must aim to be consistent in your results, performance, habits, expectations and most importantly your attitude. We all have the occasional deadline that we don’t meet or a meeting that gets pushed back, but these should be the exception rather than the norm.
#3 Measure your progress – I’m sure you’ve heard the old adage “what gets measured, gets done”. Keeping track of your progress throughout the period you are working on your goals will not only help you stay on top of things, but also provide the opportunity to evaluate your performance periodically and adjust your timelines if and where necessary.