The dawning of a new year has always been the perfect occasion to reassess one’s career goals. As managers, however, it’s important that we seize this opportunity not only to make personal new year’s resolutions, but also to help our team members identify and reach their own goals.
One of the primary responsibilities of any manager, after all, should be to provide our employees with the tools, resources, and infrastructure that they’ll need in order to be able to perform at their best. In this way, we’ll also be ensuring the long-term success of our organizations as a whole.
How to Prepare Your Team for Success in 2021
Here are three simple and highly effective ways to equip your employees for a successful year in 2021:
Help your teammates to formulate SMART goals.
Achieving success in one’s career requires more than just creating a long-term strategy. It also requires an understanding of how to identify and formulate the proper goals in the first place.
With that in mind, you should encourage each of your employees to utilize the SMART system when they’re outlining their goals for the new year. That means that all of their goals should be:
Help your employees to break their goals down into baby steps.
Many employees have a broad idea of the career goals that they would like to aspire to – and a much less clear-cut understanding of how to achieve them. This is a great opportunity for managers to provide a little extra guidance. It can go a long way, for example, for a manager to help an employee to identify the specific skills that they will need to acquire in order to turn their career goals into a reality.
Make sure you address an employee’s goals in their annual performance reviews.
One of the best ways to help your employees achieve their personal career goals is to make sure that you take those goals into account during their annual performance reviews. Oftentimes, a manager will use their own, personal metrics of success to measure an employee’s annual performance. That’s a great place to start, but you should also make it a point during a performance review to discuss, review, and track the goals that they’ve established for themselves.
Learn More About Empowering Your Workforce in 2021
At TekCom Resources, we’re passionate about helping organizations and their team members to achieve success in our rapidly shifting business landscape. To learn more about how partnering with a professional recruiter can help your workforce to thrive in 2021, please contact our office today!