Guides 8 Ways to Boost Your Team’s Commitment to Goals
In a perfect world, your team magically shows up to work fully committed to the organization’s Wildly Important Goals® (WIGs®) – ready and willing to win as a team. But since that’s not typical behavior in the real world, try these eight team commitment-boosting strategies.
As Stephen R. Covey said, “If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.” The same is true for goals. So before worrying about commitment, consider the following to ensure your Wildly Important Goals are the right ones:
The key is not to overload any single leader, team, or individual performer.
The sole purpose of WIGs at lower levels in the organization is to help achieve the WIGs at the higher levels.
While the senior leaders will undoubtedly determine the top-level WIG, they must allow the leaders at each level below to define the WIGs for their teams.
Every WIG at each level must contain a starting point, a future result, as well as the date by which that result must be achieved. If the goal falls short of any of these standards, it’s worth revisiting before moving forward.
Read the full guide to get some more useful tips and tools to use in your work.
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