How to Set Good Personal Development Goals for Work

Developing some good personal development goals for work is in itself a good idea.

Goals help you to focus and get to where you want to get to quicker and (usually) easier than drifting through life.

Here are some good ideas for goals you can set yourself to progress further, faster, at work.

Decide on the time-scale you want to achieve your goal in.

Some people prefer long term goals (years), others prefer smaller short term goals that lead up to the big idea but have the advantage of being measured and reached more easily.

And if you do decide to go for a long term goal, split it up into smaller chunks so that you can keep yourself motivated.

Increase your skill-set

Personal Development goals for workThe skills you possess affect your employability at work.

If you’ve not gone on a course or added new skills recently, chances are that your skill-set is getting out of date.

Your employer may be happy to fund the course you choose if they think it will help – it’s always worth asking!

Or if that’s not an option, you may decide to fund the course yourself or teach yourself with one of the many books available on almost any subject.

Whatever you choose, make sure it fits with where you want to advance to at work.

And then make sure that you actually complete the course or the book!

If there’s an exam option, take it so that you can prove you’ve done the necessary work.

Improve your people skills

Almost every job requires people skills.

If you get along well with other people and can encourage them to do the various necessary things that you’d like to happen, that’s a great thing to have.

If you find that other people ignore your suggestions or find a way to procrastinate on them, it’s time to work on your people skills.

There are lots of ways to do that.

It could be as simple as being more relaxed more often and smiling.

And there are ways to word the requests you use that get more compliance without appearing to.

Using embedded commands can be a great way to do that – “would you like to…” often gets better results than just telling someone to do something.

Be more organized

If your desk or monitor looks like a bomb’s hit it, now is the time to set a tidy up as one of your personal development goals at work.

This doesn’t have to be as scary as you might think – just tackle a small area each day for a few minutes and you’ll soon be tidier.

Then figure out the best way that works for you on to-do lists.

One of the best ways with to-do lists is to fixate on the top priority and work on it until it’s finished.

Another way is to demote or even de-list all the things on your to-do list that aren’t actually productive for work.

You’ll know what these are but if you’re like most people then they probably include checking and rechecking emails, social media and the like.

Think about a time management option such as the Pomodoro technique where you work flat out on the item for 25 minutes, then have a 5 minute relax, then back for another 25 minute session.

Of course, that will depend on how your work time is managed but most of us can fit in something like that.

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They’ll all help you focus more and get yourself some good personal development goals that work for you.