Employees should have efficiency goals pertaining to their productivity, and they should strive to be more speedy, accurate or consistent with their quality. They should have educational goals to increase their value as an employee, and they can strive for personal development goals such as honing communication or leadership skills.
Striving to reach goals is a critical factor in employee motivation. Setting and then achieving goals maintains a forward outlook that maximizes an employee's capabilities. Valuable goals for employees are time-bound, specific and attainable.
For productivity goals, employees can measure their work through the customers they've served, the units they've produced or other such output measures. When individual employees within a company strive to reach productivity goals, it allows the company to increase their overall productivity and get more work done with the same amount of employees and time.
Employees should strive for efficiency goals to make less mistakes while still increasing their productivity. They can also enrich their personal lives by setting educational goals while also benefiting the company through their gained knowledge. Personal development goals that are intangible are just as important as measurable goals. Such things as conflict management and strategic contributions increase an employees' success while also boosting the companies' competitiveness.