Using Online Tools to Stay Focused on Your Goals
To do lists help you check off your daily activities, but what are you doing to make sure that you and your employees are moving toward your goals and not just putting out fires every day?
Last week, we gave you 5 tips for staying on track with the big picture, and this week we are going to talk about the first two tips – writing your goals down and making them visible.
Put it in Writing
Using a goal planning template is a great way get your business goals and objectives clearly laid out in writing. Prioritizing your goals is a key step. Knowing which goals are the most important to your company’s success will allow you to focus your team on those initiatives and not waste time and resources on the ones that won’t move your forward.
Once you have written down your goals, you need to share them with your entire company.
Letting your team know which goals are most important will remove the guesswork and allow your employees to be more productive, individually and as a whole. If an employee is not aware of what another employee or team in the company is doing, work may be either duplicated or missed.
Using a goal tracker can help your employees and management see exactly what is expected of them and how their work fits in to the overall success of the company.
Online goal setting apps, like Thriveboards, makes it easy for your team to see their goals no matter where they are located. The goal setting software is able to clearly show what needs to be done and in what order, allowing your employees to use their time constructively and when know they can move onto the next task without direction from you.
Your executive team can efficiently and effectively manage their projects and teams by being able to see their employees work progress online, eliminating confusion as to who is doing what, and providing real time coaching to make sure everyone is focused and staying on track.