When running workshops or speaking at organisations, I often hear that Senior Management have set goals or have expectations for their staff relating to performance. Let's face it, we have all been through our yearly performance improvement plan and set objectives for the next 12 months!
However, for the employees, if they have little interest in achieving these goals or objectives or cannot see 'what it is it for them' then it simply will continue to just be a dream or a goal in managements mind and in all likelihood, will probably disempower their staff even further!
The positive feelings of hope, belief, certainty and expectation are fundamental to the achievement of any goal or objective, whether it is personal or organisational. When you are able to feel the expectation of your desire becoming your reality then you have successfully closed the gap on receiving what you want. However, the key is 'receiving what you want' and how many employees want to experience or receive a goal that has been set for them?
For example, let's say you have a goal to increase staff engagement to 75%. You put a plan in place and start to work on making it happen. Unfortunately, unless you also work on your employees underlying beliefs that it can or will happen and it will be a positive experience then it is not likely that you will achieve that 75% target very soon!
The key is to 'close the gap' on the goal and reason why your staff would want to expect or believe it.
If you would like to find out more about ensuring that your staff buy in to organisational goals or objectives, why not contact Lisa Phillips for a no-obligation chat.
Recently re-located to Northamptonshire, UK from Australia, Lisa Phillips is an award winning coach, speaker and facilitator. She is also the author of 'The Confidence Coach' book. To find out more about Lisa, please see www.howtoempoweryourstaff.co.uk or www.amazingcoaching.co.uk