Do your employees have “sticky” goals?
“Sticky” goals are ones that are difficult for employees to leave uncompleted because they are fully invested in the goal and are using skills and techniques daily to accomplish their goals.
As a manager, one of the most important things you will do for your employees is to help them create goals benefitting both them and the company. This article, How to Set Sticky Goals for Your Employees, highlights the importance of making employee goals relevant, developmental, and inspiring to employees.
In Chapter 8 of my book, Replaceable, I discuss the importance of career conversations as part of the development process. When you understand the career goals and aspirations of your employees, you have the necessary knowledge to create “sticky” goals which will help employees be fully invested and will positively impact your organizational goals.
How “sticky” are your employees’ goals?