Setting Your Goals

"Failing to prepare is preparing to fail." 

- Benjamin Franklin


Written by Byron Graham, Director of Recruiting Operations
Preparation is critical to executing a successful project. At InDemand Services, we believe spending more time preparing consistently throughout the year ensures everyone is set up for success, whether you are working in the field or the home office. We strive to bring a "Spirit of Excellence" into all our projects.
Below is a step-by-step guide on setting goals and understanding your objectives, prioritizing, and creating an action plan.

Why is it Important to Set Goals?


Having clear goals helps the employee improve focus and provides them with motivation, clarity, and purpose. Setting practical workplace goals is the first step toward achieving success. The next step is to develop a plan to fulfill these goals. But the question is how to set workplace goals that motivate you to achieve them?


Understand Your Objectives


You must look at the bigger picture and understand where you play the part. Doing so will help you identify and understand your objectives and how they align with your business goals. Once you visualize your workplace goals and know how to reach them, completing them will become easier.


List Tasks Based on Priority


Every task has a different priority based on its deadline and importance. Write down all of your duties and prioritize them under "low," "medium," and "high." This will allow you to focus on the tasks that require your immediate attention first.



Design a Strategy or an Action Plan


If you want to accomplish a task, the easiest thing you can do is form a simple flowchart to ensure you know how to complete it. Then create a proper action plan, considering all the challenges you might face to reach your goal. As a result, you'll better understand how to manage your time and resources to reach your goals.




Ask for Support and Feedback


It is always good to have multiple opinions on any action plan you create. Ask for validation of your strategy and any suggestions on goal-setting. Every time you progress on your workplace goals, ask for feedback. Frequent feedback from your manager will help you stay on the right track and guide you when you go wrong. It will also help you get new ideas, plans, and directions to achieve your goals.




Use Self-Discipline and Learn 

Effective Time Management


Commit to your goals and constantly reinvent your action plan to help attain them. Believe all your goals are important to you and that you can achieve them! It could be helpful to create a schedule for your tasks to ensure you stick to it. Take out some extra time for your high-priority tasks. Time management helps you stay focused and give your best to achieve your goals.




Track Your Progress


Setting goals in the workplace is not a one-time activity, and it is essential to review your progress periodically. Reviewing and tracking goals helps you understand what else needs attaining. Setting workplace goals at the beginning of the year and waiting until the end of the year to review them will make your goals non-relevant and hard to track.  





When you take the time and effort to prepare effectively, the results will always follow.
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