When we set goals, the object is obviously to achieve them, right? But sometimes, especially in business, we get sidetracked by all the other, unrelated challenges that the year throws our way, and we slowly but surely forget about what we set out to achieve at the beginning of the year.
In 2023, take the time to make sure you actually reach the goals you set for your business. Aside from the hard work, focus, and grit you need to apply, here are a few extra tips.
Be Intentional About Goal Setting
First of all, really think about your goals and set aside intentional time to plan them out. One of the most important parts of achieving your goals is the goal-setting process itself.
Choose your goals carefully, make sure they align with the vision you have for your company and that they’re achievable, trackable, and will make a difference to your overall trajectory.
Write your goals down (in a journal, on a spreadsheet, etc.), brainstorm steps to achieve them, and make sure to go back to them regularly.
Pick the Right Tools
Next, after you’ve set your (realistic) goals and planned how you’ll reach them, make sure you invest in the necessary tools (like software and the right staff) to help you achieve your dreams.
Working with a company like ServiceNow will help you get all your workflows in place and set your business up with all the right tools and software. Getting certain business tasks automated can also help free up time that will allow you to work on the bigger picture.
Be Transparent with Your Employees
Make sure that you talk candidly with your staff about the vision and goals you have for the business over the next twelve months. Make it clear to them what you want to achieve and the role they will need to play in getting there. This will be motivating for them, and also ensure that everybody is on the same page.
Make sure to get serious about staff scheduling, and monitor progress and productivity so be certain that things are flowing the way you want them to.
Manage Your Time Well
Time management is crucial, especially if you’re adding new goals, tasks and activities into your daily and weekly structure. Make sure that no time is being wasted on unnecessary tasks.
If you have a large team, you could consider time tracking for a few weeks in order to assess how everyone’s office hours are being spent.
Track Your Progress
Finally, if you want to achieve your goals, there’s no use in setting them in January and only thinking about them again in December. Make sure to track your progress each month to be able to assess whether or not you’re on the right track.
There are loads of methods for tracking goals, you simply need to pick the right way for you and your team and then make a habit of doing so.