How To Set Realistic Goals At Work Even When WFH

Setting realistic goals is a key to success in any business. It’s important to set goals that are both achievable and challenging, so your employees feel motivated but not overwhelmed. The first step is establishing the goal with an understanding of what needs to be achieved for it to be considered successful. Next, you need to create action steps that can be accomplished within a reasonable timeframe and assign accountability for each one. Finally, you need to establish deadlines by which these action items will have been completed or at least started on. This will allow you time to assess progress as well as make adjustments if necessary, before the deadline arrives.

At Global Solution Services, we are here to ensure you and your team have realistic goals in place, even when working from home.

  • The first step to setting realistic goals at work is to define what success looks like for you
  • What are the steps that will get you there – do they include more time with your family, a promotion, or a new position in another department
  • Once you have an idea of what success looks like and how it can be achieved, break down each goal into smaller parts so that it’s easier to achieve
  • Be sure not to set unrealistic expectations for yourself and don’t forget about all the small things that contribute to overall success
  • Remember, if something doesn’t work out as planned, this doesn’t mean you’re failing – just keep trying until you find something that does work!
  • Set deadlines and use them as motivation when working towards your goals

You must be realistic when it comes to business goals

If you want to be successful at work, it’s important to set goals that are realistic. Let’s take a look at what that means:

  • Goals should not exceed your current abilities or resources. For example, if you have never managed anyone before and get promoted to being the manager of 10 people – don’t set a goal for yourself where you will need to manage 30 new employees in the next year!
  • Goals should not be too easy because then they won’t challenge nor motivate us. If we’re going through the motions with our goals, we’re unlikely going to achieve anything significant over time.

Think about what is important to you

Setting realistic goals at work is the first step to making progress. It’s important that you are honest with yourself about what success looks like for you and how it can be achieved. Once you have a clear understanding of your goal, break down each part into smaller pieces so that they seem more manageable. Your boss may not think all these small things contribute to overall success, but don’t forget about them!

You’re only as successful as your weakest link–without addressing every aspect of your life and career, there will always be something holding you back from reaching true success in the workplace. If any of this sounds overwhelming or if you need help setting goals at work or anywhere else in life, please reach out to us at Global Solution Services.

If you would like to learn more about how you can bounce back after a redundancy, we can help. At Global Solution Services, we offer a range of remote training courses, aimed at ensuring you move forward during these challenging times. You can find out more about our training support by visiting our site, or by contacting us online. We look forward to assisting you.

Statement from GSS Directors on Covid-19

Statement from GSS Directors – Centre closures from 30th March 2020

Following the recent announcements made by UK Government, we would like to keep you updated on the changes GSS has made and the measures we have put in place to protect the well-being and safety of all our learners, customers and staff.

As of 30th March 2020 all GSS delivery sites will be closed. However, we are still fully operational and will be running Careers Advice and Guidance alongside Training via skype calls, video conferencing and on-line services to ensure all our customers, learners and trainees can still access our service.

These are indeed exceptional circumstances and we are working tirelessly behind the scenes to respond to the latest policy changes in some of our working procedures, and continue to prepare online material and resources to ensure minimum disruption to our service

We will continue to deliver Online Training and support going forward.

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We understand these are very difficult and anxious times for everyone, and urge you to stay home and keep safe, and to relieve the burden on the emergency services.

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We look forward to welcoming you all back to face to face meetings and training as soon as we can. In the meantime, stay home, stay safe and we will see you through our on-line channels.

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