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DfTc Staff Only Objective Setting Workshop, Velocity morning event and Igni...
Fri 21 April 2017, 09:30 – 12:30 BST
Objective setting - Please ensure you book the event for your Community: Velocity morning event and Ignite afternoon event.
In the workplace, our objectives can influence our behaviour which in turn can influence our performance, for better or for worse. It stands to reason that having meaningful, aspirational goals which your team members can really by into can help improve their performance. Agreeing objectives is therefore an extremely important part of motivating people and creating high performing teams. It is also the first step in having structured and worthwhile performance conversations throughout the year.
This topic will show you how to have motivational objective setting conversations with the people you manage. This means learning how to agree on objectives that are SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timed). It is also about the bigger picture though, helping a team member to appreciate how their objectives align with those of their peers and their department.
This topic is suitable for new managers as well as more experienced managers looking for a skills refresher.
What's the outcome?
Upon completing this topic, you'll be able to agree objective which are challenging but achievable. You'll appreciate how tis can motivate and develop the individual and help them to contribute to a high perfoming team. Not only will you be able to identify what good objective setting looks like, you'll be able to explain the rationale behind it to your team members.
What does it involve?
During a 3 hour workshop, you'll be introduced to the tools and techniques for setting objectives which are motivational but also provide the clarity that people need to perform to a high standard. You'll also consider how your own objectives can be translated into meaningful goals for team members. The workshop will feature a mix of exercises, discussions and case studies as well as the chance to practice your new-foud skills.
Ahead of the workshop, you'll be asked to think about the last time you set objectives, what went well and what coudl have been better. Afterward, you'll be encouraged to show how what you've learnt has been implemented back in the workplace.