A manager once told me in an email that “the last few months have made me acutely aware of how much time we don’t spend together.” This after a pretty challenging year, but one that probably required even more regular catch-ups than ever, due to those very challenges. By that time, along with a lack of individual performance planning, it was unfortunately too little, too late.
Your relationships with your colleagues, whether managers or subordinates are the paths to building strong communication lines of trust, loyalty, and understanding. Without regular conversations, not just about work, we miss the vital opportunity to learn about each other and gain an appreciation for what makes each other tick.
I have always been good at setting goals. Big or small, they help give you a sense of direction both for self-development and for the direction of your company, and after the last 12-months, I reckon we zone in on two key goals that will provide a sense of direction and self-development for you and your business or career.
What are two key goals you can make this year?
Think one for your personal life and the other for your business/career. With focus and clarity, comes a plan that projects confidence, direction, success, and fulfillment – whether or not you failed or succeeded in achieving your goal.
Director | RecruitMum
PS: One of the most important things in your business life is to make sure your staff are motivated. Find out what makes them tick, show interest, support them and you’ve just doubled the time it takes to build trust and loyalty into your culture.
We benefit by developing ourselves in order to build on our own future and achieve our life’s purpose.