Best Practices for Creating and Managing Your Team’s Goals


What do you know about setting goals for yourself and your team and managing those goals? In today’s episode, you’ll hear an excerpt from the Skills UP webinar series. In it, you’ll hear Damaris Herron-Watkins discuss best practices for creating and managing your team’s goals. Listen in to hear what she has to say about the purpose of goal management, the different types of goals, and making goals SMART.

Topics Discussed in This Episode:

  • What A Better Chance does
  • The purpose of goal management
  • Why goals are important
  • Creating goals for yourself and your direct reports
  • Types of goals
    • Cascading goals
    • Agile goals
  • What to do when you set goals for your team
  • Making sure goals are motivating for your direct reports
  • What SMART means
  • How to make sure your goals are SMART
  • Why you should create between three and five goals
  • How to know if your goals are SMART
  • Manager’s goals

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Damaris Herron-Watkins

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“A couple of reasons why goals are important is one, they help to prioritize your work and the work of your team.”

“When we’re creating goals for our team, like I said, you have to make sure you know what your goals are for the year.”

“SMART stands for specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-based.”