Activities Goal Setting
Classroom Team Building Activities – Goal Setting is a simple team activity to create corporate goals. To be done at the end of the year or at the beginning of the year; the setting of goals together helps the team touch base and then move forward together with common objectives.
- To set a common corporate objective for all team members to work toward
- To help your team understand the importance of setting goals for personal and corporate success.
About 4-5 participants. Group should be divided into smaller groups if total number participants are larger as valuable input usually gives way to group-think in large groups. To get the best out of each individual, everyone should get some time to share their thoughts.
- Goal Setting Sheet
- Pens and Markers
- Flipboards with paper
- Ranging from 30 minutes to 3 hours, depending on depth of discussion
1. You should start by explaining the importance of goal setting. It is shown through research that top performing individuals and corporations always have clear common objectives. This part is important because for this team exercise to be successful, you need the buy-in of the team. Make some slides for it, show a video about goal setting if you need to.
2. Then depending on the nature of the goal setting session, you should ask the participants to set organizational or personal goals. It should be put into context for your own situation. For example, it could be “things I want to achieve at the end of the conference.” Or “goals I want my department to meet by the end of this financial year.”
3. Give out the Goal Setting Sheet for them to fill up in the small groups.
4. After about 15-20 minutes, get the group to write down their pointers on the flip board to discuss the goals that they have set using the S.M.A.R.T goals system and answer the following questions:
- Is your goal specific?
- Is its measurable; i.e are you able to tell that you achieved it?
- What are the action plans set out to achieve this goal?
- Is it realistic? Or is it too far-fetched?
- What is the deadline for the goal to happen?
5. After each team has presented their points on the flipboard, everyone should come together in a group to decide which are the goals that they should adopt together. When everyone agrees mutually to the goals and objectives, you will more likely have a motivated and inspired group of people who are ready to achieve!
- Does everyone enthusiastically agree with the corporate goals that are set?
- Does everyone in the group know their exact role in making sure the goals come to pass? You can do a round the table check by asking each participant about this.
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Exercise #2: Vision Setting
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Exercise #3: Values Definition
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Exercise #4: Goal Setting
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Exercise #5: Expectation Management
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Exercise #6: Problem Solving
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Exercise #7: Team Self-Evaluation
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Exercise #8: Understanding the Team
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