- On Site: Provide paper & pencil
- Remote: Make sure everyone can make personal notes.
- Whiteboard optional for visualization.
- If you want, you can handout this worksheet which helps your team to collect their thoughts.
Check-In (5 minutes)
- Welcome the team and introduce the workshop by giving a brief introduction into the importance of goal setting.
- Provide an overwiev of the following steps right from the start.
Overview: Team members take time to reflect on their individual goals and share them with the team.
Goal: Increasing commitment towards the team and their goals.
Step 1 (10 minutes)
- Let everyone write down three goals they have for the next quarter (or another time period of your choice).
- Also tell them to bring their goals in order, i.e. choose one with the highest priority and one with the lowest.
- To do so, you can provide the questions below for guidance or the worksheet mentioned above.
“Have you made a plan on how to reach your goals?”
“What are possible challenges?”
Step 2 (3 minutes per person)
- Encourage all team members to share their goals with the team.
- While one person is presenting their goals, the others can take notes on how they can provide support for achieving these goals.
Step 3 (10-20 minutes)
- Now that everyone has presented their goals, the team members can share their thoughts about each other’s goals. E.g. how they can support each other, if someone’s help is needed for achieving a specific goal, possible steps towards achieving a goal, etc..
- Optional: You can collect all goals on a whiteboard, group them together and write down who is involved in working towards which goal.
If someone is unsure of their goal because they might not know if it’s realistic or if they don’t know how to achieve it yet, the team can think about it together.
Ending (10 minutes)
- Facilitate a discussion about why goals are important, why it increases commitment when you write your goals down and how that could be adapted to team goals.
Note: If you want to have a follow-up session on goal setting for the team, you can look up our challenge Goal Setting.