Thought of the Day: May 8, 2018 – Business Owner and Employee Goals
How different are your goals if you are the business owner and employee?
I believe the goals of the company and its working professions should coincide with each other. They should be interchangeable, within reason.
But all too often we don’t take time to look at things from the other persons perspective. A business does not exist without its employees! Employees do not exist if the business owner does not open his/her doors for business.
Without each other, each could not achieve the goals they have.
When a business owner starts the business with an idea and a business plan. With how fast technology changes, it is important to stay on top of changing trends.
A business may have various senior positions and for each product lines they can have their own Marketing, Human Resources, Sales and Finance department.
When the management team is setting goals for the organization it will look at short-team and long-team goals.
These mission and vision statement include growing the business by introducing new products, streamlining current processes, finding ways to increasing market share, looking for ways to increase demand for the product and increase profits.
The company will do what it can to have a good public image and will look at doing community work to keep their brand known.
Once the business owners have set goals, they must sit with employees and review individual goals.
Not always a popular technique, but the acronym S.M.A.R.T. can help set up successful goals.
Each are of the business can set goals, which are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time sensitive.
- Specific – Knowing exactly what you want to accomplish, down to the small details.
- Measurable – Each step can been measured against the desired results.
- Attainable – The goal has the ability to be completed successfully by a member or members of the team.
- Relevant – The goal must match what the companies or individuals long-term focus is.
- Time – Although the length of time it takes to accomplish a goal can change, on should have a time line to work with so the goal can be completed
As the employee you usually have deadlines to meet. Your jobs require a lot and you need to give 100% of our effort to our employer. When you are work for a company, no matter what position, set daily goals.
I believe as the employee your goal should be to excel today more than yesterday. One way to achieve personal growth is to take courses your employer makes available.
Too many people complete their diplomas or degrees and never upgrade their education for 40 years.
You can learn by working with different departments and understand the challenges they face.
You can look for ways to increasing customer satisfaction to all your external and internal clients.
Maybe take a sales course, read some books, get a coach or mentor, heck listen to a podcast from someone who is successful in your industry.
Business owners should help employees but employees should take the initiative and want to improve. If the employee does not take the first step is it any wonders owner will replace workers with people who do?
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