Ready-Made Employee Goal Setting Templates


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Unlock the full potential of your team by setting goals they are driven to pursue and accomplish!

Our Employee Goal-Setting Templates are designed to equip you with psychology-supported and time-efficient worksheets for creating goals that spark employee motivation and enhance performance.

Whether you’re an HR Practitioner or a Line Manager, these ready-made templates are expertly designed to streamline your goal-setting process, yielding results within weeks, even if resources are scarce or you’re new to the field.

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Worksheet list to Set SMART-ER Goals

Worksheet #1: Set SMART-ER Goals

This step-by-step and fully editable worksheet presents a 4-step goal-setting process to collaboratively establish Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-bound, Exciting, and Reviewable goals with your employees.

It also includes a 6-page guide to mastering the art of setting motivating goals by understanding the psychology behind goal pursuit and accomplishment.

Worksheet #2: Team Goal Alignment

Optimize group performance by ensuring your team’s goals are aligned using our convenient team goal alignment template.

Incorporate this template into team meetings or goal-setting workshops to bolster team collaboration, cohesion, and transparency within a short span.

Worksheet to set Team Goal Alignment

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I opted for the ‘Learn how to do it yourself’ service and downloaded the employee engagement bundle. I absolutely loved the 6-week strategy launch template and the workbook was easy to follow and execute each strategy step. I’m also very satisfied with the quality and that you can also learn so much about the psychology of employee engagement.

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I had an excellent experience working with Work Unlocked on my company’s employee well-being and mental health strategy. Stavy is extremely knowledgeable about the psychology of employee happiness and delivered a program that was widely accepted by all stakeholders. Overall a very professional service and an enjoyable partnership.

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I’m excited to offer you this toolset designed to make your day-to-day work life smoother—and they come with my personal recommendation! Drawing upon my extensive consulting experience, I have personally crafted these tried-and-tested tools using positive psychology principles to yield proven results across various industries and geographies. I can’t wait for you to try out our ready-made tools, and I thank you for letting us be part of your workplace happiness journey!

What Sets Our Employee Goal-Setting Worksheets Apart

Crystal-Clear Step-by-Step Instructions

Easy-to-follow guidance for guaranteed success, even if you're new to this field.

Become a Pro

Understand the psychology of goal-setting, acquire new skills, and become a catalyst for positive change within your organization.

Stellar Stakeholder Service

Leave your business leaders in awe with ready-made resources to support line managers, while visibly enhancing employee motivation and performance.

What Sets Our Employee Well-Being & Mental Health Bundle Apart

Strategic Templates with Pre-Filled Text

We've already done the groundwork; you simply implement top-tier employee goal-setting programs with ease.

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Supported by unassailable research in employee behavior and motivation, our proven resources yield results within weeks.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is employee goal setting?

Employee goal setting is a strategic process of defining objectives and expectations for individual or team performance within an organization. It involves establishing clear, measurable, and achievable targets to guide employees toward success.

Defining goals for employees is an essential management practice that helps align team members’ efforts with the organization’s objectives. Goals should be Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound (SMART). When setting goals, involve employees in the process and provide clear expectations and feedback on progress.

Goal-setting templates can be more effective than setting goals without a template because they help you to organize your thoughts and ensure that you have all the necessary information. Our templates, which are based on psychological principles, ensuring clarity, and fostering motivation among employees.

Goal-setting templates streamline the goal-setting process for HR professionals and line managers. They save time, ensure consistency, and contribute to employee motivation, ultimately driving overall organizational success.

Creating a goal-setting template from scratch can be time-consuming. Our templates are ready-made, offering crystal-clear step-by-step instructions and pre-filled text, allowing you to implement top-tier employee goal-setting programs with ease.

Absolutely! Worksheet #2, the Team Goal Alignment template, is specifically designed to optimize group performance. Incorporate it into team meetings or workshops to enhance collaboration, cohesion, and transparency within your team or department.

An employee goals template is a helpful tool that can help you set clear and achievable goals for your employees. We provide a framework for establishing objectives that are aligned with the company’s overall strategy while also allowing for individual customization.

The 6-page guide accompanying Worksheet #1 offers techniques based on the psychology of goal pursuit and accomplishment. It provides insights into setting motivating goals, ensuring effectiveness in the goal-setting process.

The performance goal-setting template not only simplifies the goal-setting process but is also supported by unassailable research in employee behavior and motivation. It serves as a valuable tool to regulate employee behavior, enhancing motivation and performance.

Our performance goal-setting templates are designed for HR professionals and line managers seeking to unlock the full potential of their teams. Whether you’re experienced in the field or new to it, our templates offer easy-to-follow guidance for guaranteed success.

The SMART-ER Goals template in Worksheet #1 guides users through a comprehensive process of setting Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-bound, Exciting, and Reviewable goals. It ensures that goals are not only well-defined but also aligned with individual and organizational success, contributing to overall effectiveness.

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