Today’s fast-paced workplace requires that professionals work smarter, not harder just to survive. Thriving comes from setting goals that you can repurpose and leverage in multiple ways.
You want to create 4–way value with minimal effort, but with maximum payout.
1. Create Value for Yourself
The same applies for setting strategic goals. You want them to directly, or indirectly, benefit your professional goals in some way.
For example, suppose you want to transfer out of your department to a start-up group that allows Project Managers more creative freedom. Unfortunately you have two immediate problems:
- Your company’s policy prevents you from transferring without your manager’s approval
- Your manager squashes ideas before you can build alliances that increase your influence
How do you get around this? By thinking bigger than your immediate problems and setting strategic goals to match.