Why goal setting is so important to your success in 2019

goal setting

At the beginning of every year, people are planning how they are going to achieve success during the year ahead of them.

Are you the kind of person who thinks that goal setting is a useful tool, but you never really have the time or energy to sit down and get everything written down on paper?  Maybe you just don’t see the benefits of what goal setting can do for you or your business?

We believe that once you see some of the many benefits goal setting has for you, you might change you mind and schedule that time to get those goals set up.

To start you on your goal setting journey, here are just SOME of the benefits you can enjoy when you set up your goals correctly.

  1. Gain a better focus

When you set up your goals, you are essentially confirming what it is that you want to gain or do.  These are the things you really want to achieve.  It may be learning a new skill to add to your resume, or it could be increased sales for your business.

  1. Proper use of resources

Resources can become very expensive when they are not used properly and are essentially wasted.  Having goals set in place will help you prioritise and plan, allowing you to put the resources you have behind what you really want to do.

  1. Gain extra hours

Time is a very valuable resource, and because it is so important it deserves a special kind of attention.  In order to manage your time properly, and essentially save time, you need to stop doing the things that don’t need to be done.  Setting up goals and how you will achieve them can do this for you.

  1. Better Decision Making

Because you have already set up what you want to achieve, this means you can start asking yourself, “by doing this task, does it get me any closer to my goals?”

  1. Proper Measurement

When you properly set up goals, remember to make them SMART (Simple, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-Based), this will help you measure your success and how effectively you are moving towards achieving them.

  1. Better Communication

Now that you have what you want written down, and how you are going to achieve these goals, it will be easier to communicate with your colleagues and employees and essentially get the support that you need to successfully attain the bigger picture you have in your mind.

I am sure you will agree that these benefits are a good reason to start setting up proper goals, make sure you revisit them every month to make sure you are still on the right path to achieving what you want for yourself and your business.

These 3 Terrible Office Habits Will Kill Morale at Your Company

Morale

Working in a healthy working environment is largely dependent on the efficiency and health of the leadership.  Even though it is sometimes hard to believe, executives and employees are human too and they it is easy for them to get lost in their busy schedule rather that actively finding ways on how they can address the needs of their employees.  After all, who can set the atmosphere of a working environment of an organization but the leaders themselves.

If you want to be respected, well liked and effective, you should avoid some of these common mistakes that can directly have an impact on the morale of your employees:

  1. Trying Too Hard to Be Everywhere

As a leader, you are held responsible for overseeing the progress of all projects your team are managing. When you have new people in a team, it can be hard to let go of the reins and trust them completely to get things done the way you want them. Although it can be easy to check in with them often to make sure everything is running smoothly, you can end up inhibiting the productivity and creativity of the team.

  1. Not having time to Listen

Your daily schedule is already filled with important phone calls, emails, and deadlines to meet.  Some days it is easy to lose track of time and you end up neglecting your own needs, as well as the needs of your team.

You need to make sure that you build an office environment that welcomes originality and is considerate to the concerns of your employees.  Giving your team the chance to come up with new and better ways of completing important tasks can save your company time, resources and money in the long run.

  1. Forgetting to Say Thank You

As human beings, we have a need to feel appreciated and needed.  When you forget to acknowledge the great work of a person or a team effort, you can end up making your employees feel underappreciated, and it won’t be long until they go looking for work for somewhere else in an environment who will acknowledge their value.

Remember: Follow through. Be accountable. Say it and then deliver on it.

What are some of the ways you like to keep morale up in the office?

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