Value of Goal Setting

By on December 3, 2017 at 9:23am


88% of professionals think goal setting is important to their work performance.

Workers were asked, “How important is goal setting to your work performance?”

47% Very important
41% Somewhat important
13% Not very important

Most professionals set work-related goals and check progress of their goals weekly.

Workers were asked, “How often do you set work-related performance goals, and how often do you check your progress?”

  Weekly 25% 31%
  Monthly 18% 21%
  Quarterly 12% 18%
  Semiannually 11% 14%
  Annually 19% 10%
  Never 16% 5%

Twice as many women than men never discuss work-related performance with their manager. Workers were asked, “How often do you discuss your progress toward meeting work-related performance goals with your manager?”

  Weekly 11% 11% 12%
  Monthly 23% 26% 20%
  Quarterly 13% 15% 12%
  Semiannually 20% 19% 22%
  Annually 19% 21% 16%
  Never 14% 9% 19%

Accountemps survey of more than 350 workers in Canada

Some responses do not equal 100 per cent due to rounding.

© 2017 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company.

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