Review for Management Final Quiz Use Goals As a Guide o Goals are the starting point of effective time management Act as a compass for things you should be concentrating on o Priorities o What is urgent and what is important o Goal Setting- formal process of defining outcomes worth achieving Commit to outcomes Focus on what is important Provide a unified direction for your team Less energy to noncritical tasks Avoid time wasters Motivate yourself Boost overall job satisfaction o Critical - essential to your success end points o Enabling -more desirable business condition, take advantage of a business opportunity, long term facilitate the achievement of critical goals Development & implementation o “Nice to Have ”-make improvements that enhance your business faster, easier, more pleasant o Goal alignment Cascading goals: 3 levels • Company, unit, individual • “Our company’s goal is to ____. My department’s contribution is to ____. And my part in this effort is to ___. Boss’s responsibility to work with every direct report in setting goals o Effective goal characteristics: Written down in specific terms Time-framed Measureable Important Aligned with organizational strategy Challenging yet achievable o Periodic performance appraisal meetings He/she has the capacity to undertake new goals Understands their details and importance o Review goals Are they still realistic? Are they still timely? Are they still relevant? o Urgent versus Important
Urgent= immediate attention or action Not every critical goal is urgent Not every urgent matter is critical Differentiate between what is urgent and important and what is simply urgent o Break overwhelming goals into manageable tasks
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