Art and Science of Goal Setting
Goal setting is to practice focusing. Goals help us focus our attention to smaller, more achievable targets and not give up in the face of larger challenges and a broader vision. It also helps us acquire specific knowledge, skills, competencies and create an environment where we can immediately practice and receive feedback. This microworkshop has three skill drills.
Skill drill 1: The importance of goal setting
A bad plan is better than no plan. A plan or a goal inculcates in an individual, self-discipline and achievement orientation. In this skills drill, participants will immerse in activities that will establish the need and importance of goal setting. We also introduce the OKR goal setting framework during this skill drill. Concepts related to OKRs - IKRs, and SMART Goals will be introduced in this skill drill. We will also explore common biases, like the overconfidence effect, that can lead to poor goal setting.
Skill drill 2: Setting your own goals
Goals that are set by others do not regulate human action the way self-authored goals can. In this skill drill, we share best practices on how participants can take charge of their own goal setting and drive the discussion with their managers. Participants will apply techniques and best practices to create/modify their goal sheets using OKRs and SMART goals.
Skill drill 2: Setting goals for others (for Managers)
In this skill drill, we share best practices on setting goals for team members and aligning them to organizational goals. Participants will apply techniques and best practices to create/modify the goal sheets of their team members using OKRs and SMART goals.
Skill drill 2: Applying the risk management lens to goal setting
The purpose of risk management is to identify potential problems before they occur so that risk-handling activities may be planned, and the process of achieving the goal is not hindered or affected. In this skills drill, participants will apply the risk management lens to their goals and identify what could derail them and put support and structure in place to ensure success.
Post workshop support
Goal setting tip cards, OKR and SMART guide. Refresher learning through emails -1, 10, 30, 60 days, and a post-test quiz. eLearning for just-in-time concept reinforcement.
- Qualitative: Learner and direct report evaluation through an online survey
- Quantitative: Score in post-test quiz
- Time: 4 hours
- Target Audience: All levels
- Batch Size: 15-20 people