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Employee action plans are usually completed because the boss requires it. Too often, workers feel like their supervisor is making them go through the process only because it's good for the company, not for their personal benefit.
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When leaders do not fully explain the benefits of goal planning for both the worker and the organization, they miss out on an important opportunity. By not fully explaining how the employee also gains in the process, leaders run the risk of being perceived in a negative light.
Rather than feeling like the leader is investing in the employee's future; helping them to meet their goals and therefore earn more money; enhance their skill-set, and be more successful - instead, the employee feels like they are just being made to go through a process that only benefits the company.
When the process of creating an employee action plan is properly communicated, team members see their employee action plan more as their personal goal setting plan. When this happens, it's truly a win-win scenario.
"No man or woman of the humblest sort can really be strong, gentle, pure, and good, without the world being better for it." - Phillips Brooks
To fully understand the benefits of adopting a specific personal or employee action plan, one must make an honest attempt to see the consequences of doing without a plan.
While it's true that everything worth achieving (like your dreams) requires a cost, it's perhaps even more important to realize that when you don't take the time to create a plan to achieve your dreams, the cost can be much higher.
In the following information, we identify why creating a goal setting plan is so important. You'll learn precisely what's in it for you.
Earlier we introduced our Life Balance - Success Wheel tool.
Perhaps you will relate to some of the many benefits of identifying and establishing clear goals for each of your life categories.
Relationships Category: (Friends and Family)
If you have big dreams, then it should be clear to you at this point that having a personal or employee action plan carries countless benefits - to you, and to those around you.
Do you feel that you possess a strong desire to turn your dreams into reality, but you currently have no clear step-by-step system for how to achieve your ultimate goals? If so, then you have everything to gain by adopting a personal goal plan for your life and an employee action plan for your career.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Even though a person may possess millions of dollars, if he doesn't stand well with himself, if he has lost his self-respect, his honor and integrity, in the process of making his fortune, he is a failure.
If self-respect is lost, he has cheated himself out of an honorable career and a fulfilling life experience.
"No man can be cheated out of an honorable career in life unless he cheats himself."
You can withstand all sorts of disappointments that come your way, even after you have done your level best, but disappointment with yourself for not trying hard enough, not giving what you were capable of giving - this can eat away at you all your life.
Many men who are popular in public and looked up to with great admiration and regard, have not the slightest respect for himself because he is conscious that he is not living the life he should, the life most people think he is living.
"No man or woman can get around that little 'God-like' voice within us that says 'Right!' to the right acts, and 'Wrong!' to the wrong acts."
Whatever your position in life, you will always have to live with yourself, and it is in your best interest to see that you are in good company with yourself. This is why building a personal and employee action plan that are based on strong moral values is so important to your future success.
After you have done your best, you can look on, serenely poised, even in the midst of failure and disaster. But disappointment with your self, the loss of self-respect, can be a fatal obstacle to real success and happiness.
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