Performance Management: Objective setting for NEW MANAGERS
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Performance Management: Objective setting for NEW MANAGERS

Learn how to quickly create focus and clarity for your team. Boost team performance with quality performance objectives.
4.3 (351 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
4,494 students enrolled
Created by Richard Lock
Last updated 3/2020
English [Auto]
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 2 articles
  • 2 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • ensure your teams are crystal clear on the results expected of them.
  • how to use S.M.A.R.T. objectives for maximum performance management benefit
  • how to avoid the standards trap
  • How to create a simple 1 page plan to give focus and clarity to a team
  • Be a new manager, or someone aspiring to become a manager.

If you want to get the best out of your team - working with high quality performance objectives is key.

The ability to use performance objectives to provide focus and clarity for your team is one of the foundations of effective management.

This short course will step new (and experienced) managers through the objective setting process.

It will highlight the common traps that even more experienced managers fall into and help you avoid them.

It will enable new managers to hit the objectives deck running.

Applying powerful performance objectives and skills dramatically increase the probability you will:

  • manage a best performing team
  • manage a team that know what is expected of them
  • manage a team that delivers on its objectives and gets results.

The principles are important, but the execution critical.

The course is short and focused so you can refresh your thinking whenever you find yourself agreeing new objectives with team members. 

Think of it  as a pocket coach. Something you can access quickly and easily whenever you need to.

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who is new to management
  • Existing managers who wish to refresh and quality check their objective setting skills
  • People who aspire to become a manager
Course content
Expand 17 lectures 58:41
+ Let's get straight into it.
17 lectures 55:47

Be welcomed to the course and get a top line overview of the key content.

Preview 03:33
This is the chance to capture some current objectives you are working with and use them as your benchmark to test the different elements of objective setting as you progress through this short course.
Keeping it real - Set your benchmark
2 questions

This is why objective setting matters for managers new and old.

Preview 02:34

Are standards accidentally getting in your way?

Preview 02:23
Time to review the objectives you captured in Assignment 1 and see if you have any standards masquerading as performance objectives.
Are your objectives really objectives?
2 questions

S.M.A.R.T. is a tried and tested, classic approach to objective setting, yet doing it well still proves challenging for many managers.

Preview 05:36

A practice activity to put your learning into use.

Activity: Could these be SMARTer?

Review your learning activity.

Activity: How did you do?
Check out how SMART are your objectives?
Could your objectives be SMARTer?
1 question

Here's a simple method new manages can use to make their objectives SMARTER.

Here's a SMART method

Using these 4 types of objectives well will transform your approach to managing performance.

The only 4 objectives you need

A tip to help with the Task v Result challenge.

A simple tip for a common challenge
Which level objectives are you working on?
Where do your objectives fit?
1 question

Time to make it work in your real world of work.

Activity: Practical Application

A simple tool to maintain strong focus and clarity.

The one page plan

Here's an example of a populated plan to provide further context.

The one page plan - an example

Make sure you don't just focus your objectives on specific tasks. You need to also think about your people.

Activity: The hardest nut to crack?
Now is your opportunity to put everything into practice and create your own 1 page plan.
What's your plan?
1 question

Make sure you are focusing o the right things.

Establish priorities

A quick summary of the key course concepts.

In Summary

How to download your course completion certificate.

What about my certificate?

Links to other courses and information.

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