Raising the Bar Approach  

Goal-Sheet

An employee, team, function and enterprise works best when he/she knows on what he has to do, what will be the success criteria and what are the priorities, and above all how he will build further skills & knowledge to "make it happen"?


Raising the Bar Approach


Raising the threshold target every year for the employee not only keeps pace with the increased effectiveness of the employee, but also keeps him/her engaged. It motivates the employee to constantly seek learning and development and hone his/her skills continuously.

Raising the bar simply implies that the level of goals and targets keep increasing year after year for a particular employee. It is expected that as the employee’s tenure in the organization grows he/she becomes more experienced with the nuances of the job and overtime becomes more efficient in terms of TAT as well as execution. HR needs to ensure that in order to keep pace with this increased effectiveness and also to keep the job challenging enough, goals and targets assigned to the employee need to be increased every year. This may or may not be a linear progression, but the idea is to raise the bar every year. This may of course vary from employee to employee. Once again, business planning exercise needs to take into account previous year’s targets when planning for performance in the current year.