Two types of goals for employees

goals of employees

There are two types of individual goals you can set;

1. Performance
2. Professional development.

Performance goals are expectations related to job responsibilities, focused around performance and task end results.

Professional Development goals are focused on improving and increasing an individual’s capabilities and competencies to improve one’s skill set and knowledge.

An employee’s goal should be set to these type in order to be successful in your career. Both types of goals should be aligned to the wider organizational objectives and relevant to your job, or career progression you are hoping to achieve.

Align your SMART goals to organizational objectives
Before you set your goals, you should review the organizational objectives and justify what you can do to contribute to them. Your efforts will only pay of if you know why you are setting the SMART goals and you align them to the wider organizational goals of the company you work for.

Ask yourself;
Is this goal specific?
What am I going to measure whether or not it is achieved?
Is this goal truly achievable?
Is this goal relevant to the organizational strategy and your job?
Did you set a clear deadline for your goal?

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