by Yvette Bassan
08 Jul 2019
Employee-Driven Goal Setting
PiiQ by Cornerstone empowers organizations to transform performance management from a mundane process to a motivating exercise through employee-driven goal setting. Employee goal setting has proven to be a powerful tool for empowering employees; employees have a stronger sense of ownership and uphold themselves to a higher level of accountability towards achieving the goals they actively set themselves, in partnership with their managers.
Goals are powerful motivators for employees-and even more powerful when set by the employee.
Align Individual Goals with Company Objectives
Employee goal setting also demonstrates that management prioritizes each contributor’s success, transforming the conversation from topdown assignments to mutually agreed upon goals that are aligned with the company’s strategic priorities. Goals set by employees ensure that no matter what level employees are at, they are able to articulate exactly how their efforts tie into the broader company objectives. Similar to leveraging monetary incentives, goals help to increase motivation and focus attention where it really matters.
According to Dr. Locke and Dr. Lathman, pioneers of goal setting in the workplace, goals must incorporate the five following principles to achieve success. By adopting an employee-driven goal setting process which is rooted in mutually agreed upon goals, organizations are on the path towards achieve the critical principle of commitment.
Put Theory into Practice with PiiQ
Our latest release of Employee Goal Setting allows organizations to transform theory into practice. With PiiQ Performance, employees can set their own goals, notify their managers, and get feedback and confirmation when their goals are approved. Managers can quickly review submitted goals, easily track outstanding goals, and provide instant feedback.
The benefits of collaborative goal setting are realized at every level of the organization, from the individual contributors to executives. With this newest feature, you can set your organization on a path towards success by directing action towards company objectives while increasing employee accountability in achieving mutually agreed upon goals.