Our HR officer conducted a training, “One Minute Manager” last Monday to the managers in our company. The training is based on the book One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard. We discussed the three secrets of a One Minute Manager which are:
- One Minute Goal Setting
- One Minute Praising
- One Minute Reprimand
To apply the concept of one-minute goal setting, we were asked to write our goals in less than 250 words. Three things first popped in my mind.
- To achieve
- To be rich
- To be happy
‘Though the three things above are not the one I’ve written in the form that they gave (because my fellow managers were saying that what we need to write are company goals and not personal goals), I still want to share the reasons behind the three.
To Achieve. Achievement spells Accomplishment. And being able to accomplish every single task means achieving a goal or fulfilling a plan. Wherein every employee should achieve every goal being set by the company and by himself. If a person feels accomplished or he feels he’s an achiever, he’ll keep doing things and improving.
To Be Rich. When a company hits its target revenue, this would mean bonus, salary increase, party, celebration and the like. Continuously hitting target revenue makes the company a rich. When the company is rich, then the employees should follow.
To Be Happy. Achieving and being rich isn’t enough. No matter how rich you are and how much you if you’re not happy, it doesn’t make any sense. This means that it is also important to ensure that employees are happy about their work, about their lives.
Simple goals, isn’t it? (oh, I’ve exceeded 250 words )