8 Top Tips for setting great goals

22 May 19

Setting goals is closely linked to performance improvement.

Here are some tips to set great goals.

  • Focus on the most important, not routine
  • Only have a few – 5/6 maximum
  • Make them stretching but not impossible
  • If the work is complex, uncertain and/or involves new areas of work consider chunking the goals into manageable steps or starting with a learning goal
  • Always include a personal development goal
  • Write them down and make them succinct
  • Monitor progress against the goal
  • Seek timely feedback on how you’re progressing against the goal and act on the feedback
  • Change them when they’re achieved or the situation changes





In developing a detailed workforce plan, Gallanach quickly got to grip with what had been a difficult task for our NHS Medway team.  They worked very effectively and professionally with all the relevant stakeholders.  They tested their thinking with my team and adapted the plan in line with local needs.  I now have an excellent workforce plan that enables us to progress our Medway model.


Caroline Selkirk, Accountable Officer, NHS Medway CCG