Should I Be S.M.A.R.T?

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With the first quarter of 2017 coming to an end, I’m beginning to focus on goals for Q2.

Setting professional objectives can be a daunting task. It’s not easy to come up with objectives that go hand-in-hand with your role and personal development. I’ve been in this position many times in my career and have never found it (and still don’t find it) easy.

Although it can be tough to come up with objectives, it’s probably best not to spend three days scratching your head wondering what on Earth you want to achieve.

Let’s dive in!

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Webinar “Human-Friendly Performance Management: Goal Setting and Performance Reviews without the Pain”

Everyone agrees that the traditional annual performance appraisal is ineffective. It produces unreliable performance documentation at best and the humans involved hate the process – employees, managers, and HR alike. There is a better way.

shipit_week_august_2016_img_6179Jason Lauritsen is challenging traditional performance management. “Most employees want to like their jobs. And, most organizations want their employees to be happy with their experience at work. Where is the disconnect?”

Join Jason on his exploratory journey into how to make goal setting and performance reviews an experience that is both effective and feels productive to everyone involved. His fun “relationship test” will highlight how poorly some of our processes and systems are designed and guides us to a more “Human-Friendly” approach.

 

Register for our 30-minute webinar
December 15th 2016 – 10am PST / 1pm EST / 6pm GMT 


jasonheadshotPresenter: Jason Lauritsen is an employee engagement and workplace culture expert who will challenge you to think differently. A former corporate Human Resources executive, Jason has dedicated his career to helping leaders build organizations that are good for both people and profits. http://www.JasonLauritsen.com

A Small Improvement to Objective Cloning

As part of our recent “Ship-It Week” projects, we’ve made it a lot easier for you to select exactly who you want to clone an Objective to, not just all of your direct or indirect reports at once.

Within an organization, Objectives can be used in many different ways. Some organizations see it as a way to promote engagement by helping employees’ professional and personal development. Others see it as a way to align an organization by spreading a common vision through the distribution of common goals.

Whats New

In more detail, the Objective Cloning functionality now lets you: Continue reading