The new year encourages us to make resolutions to improve, and it may also be a good time to set professional goals.
A new survey found that setting goals at work can translate into more success, but there are gender and generational differences.
The survey fromAccountemps, aRobert HalfInternational division, found that 93 percent of respondents believe goal setting is important to their job performances.
Setting goals may help work performance. (Photo: Waferboard, Flickr)
Fifty-one percent of people said they discuss goal progress with a manager at least monthly, but 11 percent of respondents said they never do.
Younger employees place more emphasis on work-related performance goals, the research found. Almost seven in 10 millennials69 percentsurveyed thought goal setting was very important, compared to 55 percent of baby boomers.
Sixty percent of men, compared to 40 percent of women, said they discuss performance goals monthly.
And nearly 20 percent of female workers never bring up the topic, compared to 5 percent of their male counterparts, according to the survey.
Kevin Greenwith ChattanoogasRobert HalfFinance & Accounting, a division of staffing agencyRobert HalfInternational, said that goal setting has benefits for both individuals and companies.
It allows for feedback and communication between managers and employees, and creates the opportunity for improvement because managers ...