Have you made goals in your life? What did you do when you achieved them? Are you a good communicator, if not, what are you doing to improve this about yourself? Does your company offer you the benefits you feel are fair and have they increased those benefits over the past several years? It’s important to know what you should do and what you shouldn’t in regards to these topics. When you set a goal you should also make sure you have a way to keep an open mind and the ability to let go of that goal if a new path presents itself before it’s been achieved.
Why Setting Goals Can Actually Make You Less Successful
Fast Company Article:
Many of us set goals throughout our lives for the day, week, month, year and so on. These goals help us maintain our focus and drive toward something we want to achieve, but they can set us up to miss out on other opportunities or to set bars that are higher than they should be. There’s nothing wrong with having goals as long as you maintain an open mind about the possibilities you could enjoy in your life such as a new career direction, a challenge you never thought would come and the ability to perform at a high level. While setting a goal puts an achievable mark on your performance, what happens when you achieve the goal early or stop just because you met the goal? What happens if you don’t quite reach that goal you set? These are certainly things to consider when making a goal for yourself.
Guest Blogger: Denise Yosafat on the CHOICE to Communicate Effectively…in Six Steps!
Your Thought Partner Article:
Communication is a skill, not a gift. You have to mold it, use it and practice it on a daily basis in order to hone in on how to effectively communicate what you need to get across in your message. Denise Yosafat has put communication into a six part format using the word CHOICE as her basis. Starting with the Conscious thought you have to figure out why you’re communicating next comes Hopeful to learn what you hope to gain from the communication. One of the hardest parts of communication is the Open aspect in which you need to remain open to different ways of communicating and the messages you may receive. Next up is Informed in which you gather the information needed and learn figure out how it will relate to the purpose or project you’re about to participate in. For the last two letters, check out this article and see how you can learn to communicate better in the future.
Employers Go Further to Hold onto Employees
Bloomberg BNA Article:
As the job market changes and more top employees are looking for greater challenges and better benefits the pressure is on employers to provide more opportunities for better benefits. Health care is one of the most often increased benefit but others that have been improved upon include flexible working schedules, professional career development and retirement and savings planning. The goal with these changes is to help employees choose to stay with a company longer rather than feeling restless and moving on to another company as quickly as some professionals do right now. While these are the most changes and improved benefits of the professional world, some companies also offer comfort benefits as well but not all companies can do this.