How often should managers review the progress of the individual and team goals?
Ask the Expert with Ashleigh Myerscough — Episode 26
Ashleigh Myerscough, Senior Performance Coach at 7Geese answers your questions about human resources and people management during the pandemic.
Q: How often should managers review the progress of the individual and team goals?
AM: Follow the science of goal setting (yes that’s a thing). Weekly or at least biweekly is the recommendation. We love to see team members checking into the objectives or goals they own every week. Then they can connect with their managers the following week to discuss any successes, remove roadblocks, and validate the next steps. This provides real-time feedback on goal progress and allows us to pivot quickly.
For team goals, we love to see the whole team complete the check-in together, during a team meeting. This can be weekly or biweekly depending on the team meeting cadence. Checking in together helps to keep engagement with the team goals. It keeps everyone aligned and ensures that roadblocks are brought up quickly and solutions are found together.
We love to see managers reviewing the progress of individual goals weekly with their individual team members and at least biweekly with the team.
Use performance management software to manage company, team, and individual goals
In 7Geese we have great ways for managers to target their progress reviews with check-in reminders, status updates, and management by exception.
To see how we do this here at 7Geese, using 7Geese, reach out for a tour.