team goals vs individual goals
I was discussing today the concept that I read about in your “Make work more fun” to transfer the annual individual goal-setting from the supervisor/manager to the teams themselves, which then would collectively set individual goals for each team member, the team as a whole and also their supervisor.
I think it’s a great concept and I am very familiar with the pain of annual target stetting and achievement reviews for people that are in my team but basically work without supervision and independent of my role. I actually often feel too removed from their work that I find it hard to objectively judge their achievement by the end of the year and define the right measure for an improvement for the next year.
Therefore this concept makes so much more sense and allows for so much more individual feedback from the whole group that I could see it really be a valuable improvement.
I think the challenge lies a bit in the transition from the current to the new system and the change of mentality that has to go along with it on all sides. Especially opening up to sometimes raw feedback from colleagues that might not be that skilled in the art of giving constructive feedback. How do we prepare the organisation for such a quantum leap of trust and empowerment? Can you maybe point me to a reference that is showcasing how this transition has been mastered in other companies?
For the last two years, we've been working on a book about Haier, the Chinese manufacturing firm reinventing management as we know it. Writing this book was a long, interesting, and intense process, but we managed to wrap up the final manuscript of the book earlier this year, titled "Start-up Factory." Although the book will only be published in September 2022, we gave Corporate Rebels Academy community members early bird access to the final manuscript. Here is a selection of their reactions to the book.
Earlier this year, we were invited by a Dutch media platform to write a monthly column. We decided to pick up this gauntlet, and now our first piece has been published. Naturally, our first piece revolved around the overall silliness of having so many damn meetings. This is what we wrote.