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How do you set goals for your team!!

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MD Mohidul
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Here are 7 steps to set goals for your team and ensure they're as effective as possible.
  1. Know what you want to achieve
  2. Set goals at the team level
  3. Let people develop their own goals
  4. Set deadlines
  5. Track progress on goals
  6. Help people meet their goals
  7. Learn from your mistake

 

Above all, the important thing is to remember why you're setting goals and how you can use them to do better work. Each team is different, so try various formats of goal setting until you find one that works for you.

Throughout the process, communication is key to ensure everyone is aligned and understands why goals are being set. And of course, team goals should always be aligned with the company ones, as well as the company vision. Beyond project-related goals that drive results, don't forget to spend time on personal development goals with your team members.

Finally, try to maintain a project management software to grow the productivity of our business!!

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Stephen Devaux
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Praveen, I have only one small issue with the SMART abbreviation: it leaves out "CORRECT"! And, unfortunately, the way projects are almost always managed, with emphasis on a "deadline" and a "budget", while ignoring what should be the prime metric of every project, ROI for the investor, often makes project management incompetent.

There's an old Bajan saying:

"Bad referee mek men play bad!"

Fraternally in project management,

Steve the Bajan

Praveen Malik
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Goals are not goals until tey are made objectives. Goals are just dreams or visions withount definite objectives.

To define an objective, just follow the SMART model - Specific, Measurable, Agreed upon, Realistic, Time bound.

BR

Praveen

Zoltan Palffy
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#3 may contradict #2#4 may not fit into #3
  1. Know what you want to achieve
  2. Set goals at the team level
  3. Let people develop their own goals
  4. Set deadlines
  5. Track progress on goals
  6. Help people meet their goals
  7. Learn from your mistake
Aakash Gupta
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The first and foremost goal for any team a project manager assembles applies to the very dynamic.

You could have all the skilled and available people on hand, but it's their ability to work as a cohesive unit that let projects stick to the plan. .With that in mind here are a few tips to harness this potential right;

a. Check the existing workforce capacity for the location of the project in question. Periodic checks into the skills database lets you know who you're missing out on, or running low on. You can then request for resources to address the gap.

b. Regularize your feedback and let teams know how they are doing, what they're getting right as well as what could be improved. If this wasn't considered a goal before, it should be now, given how members would also want to be efficient in future engagements!

c. Use a resource management tool to adjust the workloads synched to the business schedule. Only then can you know what teams are working on and whether their efforts are paying off based on the project timeline proposed and how many close successfully.

Aakash Gupta
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The first and foremost goal for any team a project manager assembles applies to the very dynamic.

You could have all the skilled and available people on hand, but it's their ability to work as a cohesive unit that let projects stick to the plan. .With that in mind here are a few tips to harness this potential right;

a. Check the existing workforce capacity for the location of the project in question. Periodic checks into the skills database lets you know who you're missing out on, or running low on. You can then request for resources to address the gap.

b. Regularize your feedback and let teams know how they are doing, what they're getting right as well as what could be improved. If this wasn't considered a goal before, it should be now, given how members would also want to be efficient in future engagements!

c. Use a resource management tool to adjust the workloads synched to the business schedule. Only then can you know what teams are working on and whether their efforts are paying off based on the project timeline proposed and how many close successfully.

 

Divya Sethi
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Goals for the team can be set by keeping following points in mind.

  • Goals must align with the organization’s mission and strategy. 
  • They must be clear and easy to understand.
  • They must be accepted and recognized as important by everyone who will have to implement them.
  • Progress towards goals must be measurable.
  • Goals must be framed in time, with clear beginning and ending points.
  • They should be supported by rewards.
  • They should be challenging, but achievable.
Violette Tillman
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Very effective suggestion for the newbie!! thanks mate..