Are you a small business owner? Goal setting is important for everyone on your team. Is your team on the same page when dealing with the business goals and goal setting? No? Well, how can you expect to set and then reach them if you aren’t on the same page? Small business needs good goals and making sure that you all share common goals is paramount.
Most people don’t give much thought to their work day, but at their core people want to be a part of something important and significant. Creating common goals and challenging your employees to work together to meet them can fulfill that need. Besides that, without the buy in of your staff, your goals won’t be met. The survival of your small business depends on your employees being involved in and excited about company goals.
The first part of getting employees to buy in is to be an effective and inspiring leader. If you are enthusiastic about goals, they will too. One key is communication. A good leader can communicate the goals and enthusiasm in such a way that the rest of the team can’t help but be excited about them as well. They will have a sense of purpose and goals will be met. Even if your goals are very rough, communicate them. Then give the team permission to brainstorm ways to improve on them or delineate them into clear, achievable goals. That gives them ownership of the goals as well. Make sure your employees share in the rewards as well. They aren’t just your business goals, but team goals that everyone has a stake in and will unite behind.
Other ways to get buy in are to make goals fun, offer rewards for input and achievement and so forth. If all of the benefit of the achievement goes to you, your staff will stop seeing any benefit to them. If the benefit is extended to your staff, they will realize their effort is for everyone.
Team buy in of goals will mean that establishing and achieving them is all but guaranteed.
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