Find the actions that bring you closer to the goals

Choose a colleague whose goals you are familiar with and write down an action you have seen the person take that brings them closer to the goal. For example, the colleague who wanted to double their sales figures and called an old customer to make a new offer. 
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Happier at work

Find the actions that bring you closer to the goals

Have you ever had a goal that others helped you achieve? Maybe a friendly teacher who helped you make it through a course, or a friend who high-fived you when you finished the lap? Edwin Locke and Gary Latham are two organizational researchers who have studied the psychology behind goal setting. Not surprisingly, their research shows that positive feedback along the path to a goal increases our odds of success. The explanation is that feedback gets us to focus on the behaviors we need to adopt to accomplish the task, with the consequence that we put more energy into them. Many workplaces have managers who give employees feedback on what they do well. But imagine how much more feedback there would be if people in the work group also encouraged one another!