By Cindy Venter
Our goal is to create a professional community wherein everyone can be free, safe and prosperous. That is why I come to work – I want to be part of the big dream because that makes me feel like I am making a difference and that is my goal at the end of the day!
What is your goal? Do you know why you are going to work and why you are doing what you are doing?
The concept of setting goals was developed 66 years ago by Peter Drucker. He is an expert in techniques of managing and since then his suggested technique for setting goals was proved successful over and over again. He suggests companies use the FAST method when it comes to setting goals. This means that your goals should meet the following criteria:
- Frequently discussed
In my opinion, setting goals is the first step to success because that means that you know where you are headed. Naturally the question of how to reach your goals and which techniques will work best follows. In an article by Dominic Price, he mentions 10 tendencies that will become increasingly popular in 2020:
- Start with small changes on which you can build.
- Outcome is more important than input.
- Create a feeling of cohesion.
- Your ability to focus can determine your success.
- Flexitime is becoming increasingly important.
- Give recognition to the team, not only to an individual.
- New technology can create a sense of security.
- Family values are becoming priority once again.
- Get a client’s input before launching a new product or service, instead of afterwards.
- Remain within your workhours.
To set goals might be an age-old concept, but the way to reach goals and the techniques you can use for this does not have to be. Every company or business has their own culture and therefore your managing techniques will be unique to these.
Read the full articles of Peter Drucker and Dominic Price here: