The business strategies of a company are known to very few employees and even fewer can claim to understand them completely. This may not be such a good thing after all as having a good understanding of the company’s strategy is what helps employees to know what they can do to achieve their organisation’s goal.
Whether at the team or individual level, one cannot underestimate the importance of setting goals at work. Employees need to understand that by setting no goals or ‘do your best goals’, they are not exactly pushing themselves to reach higher levels of performance.
While it helps to have individuals that are good at setting goals and achieving them when it comes to working, the goal should be such that it binds many employees together, the more the merrier. They keep everyone aligned and help them to work towards the same purpose. It also grants them a certain degree of autonomy over their work.
Failure to set effective team goals which are in line with the wider goals of the organisation can be detrimental to the overall productivity of the employees. When an employee is given a task they should know why they are being the task and it should be clear to them where it fits in the larger vision.
In the absence of this clarity, they will have lower motivation to do the job.
Benefits of Setting Team Goals
Following are some benefits of setting team goals: