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Shared Common Goals and the Impact on Your Teams


Shared team goals are critical to ensure all team members are heading in the same direction, and understand the purpose and direction of the team. It also helps members recognise when they have been successful and what they have accomplished.

Shared Common Goals – Communication

Bring your employees together is vital to outline the steps needed to reach them. By clearly defined roles, all team members know what to do and understand why they are part of a successful team.

Short-term and long-term goals can inspire and motivate, but knowing how to prioritise your goal is vital for your group to become more successful. Think of achieving one goal at a time and set out a plan with deadline.

Collaborative Team Goals

Most goals are set at an executive level, which filter down through departments to individuals or co-workers. Team members each contribute their skills as individuals to successfully achieve them.

Tracking Team Progress

It’s very important that the goals are concise and easy to understand. They should also be reachable and realistic based on your team’s abilities. Continually measure the progress providing feedback along the way. Define who is responsible for tracking it and meeting the deadlines.

Clear goals also allow your employees to monitor their own progress, by identifying barriers, evaluation and taking ownership.

Team Member Rewards

When productive team members achieve those goals don’t forget to thank them. Perhaps you could schedule your next meeting somewhere nice or reward them with that personal touch. Improving morale is also a reward as it makes them feel valued and part of the team.

Teams members will also value one another for their unique contributions and ideas used to achieve such goals.

“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” -Andrew Carnegie

Andy T. Laird
As Excel Solutions Asia’s founder, Andy T. Laird does more than business management and administration. With over 20 years experience creating and developing corporate team building events, he's obsessed with innovating new ways to create amazing event themes, that are absurdly fun, and teamwork effective.