Effective performance management - Individuals goals aligned to the Charities values
One of the golden rules when setting goals is to ensure that they are SMART:
- Realistic, and
But being smart alone isn't necessarily enough to guarantee that your goals will be valuable to the charity and its staff.
Additionally, goals should be:
- aligned with the core values and strategic objectives of the charity
- achievable but challenging, giving individuals the opportunity to excel
- created with staff, giving them a sense of ownership
- focused on future growth and improving performance
Once you have established goals, ask if they line up with the larger picture, coinciding with the team's and charity's overall strategy.
Are they compatible with the ambitions of the individual they are set for? Can they be better tailored to align personal interest and professional goals?
Realistic goals in which the interests of the company and employee are aligned are a recipe for positive appraisals.