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Benefits of of having an open managerial style to attract and retain talent.Goals serve as the compass guiding individuals and organizations towards success. The first step in this introspective journey is for individuals to articulate and communicate their goals effectively. Whether personal or professional, sharing aspirations and milestones promotes transparency and alignment within the team.

In addition to articulating and communicating goals, companies can take several additional steps to further enhance the process of sharing goals together:

Create a Culture of Accountability

Encourage employees to take ownership of their goals and hold themselves accountable for their progress. This involves regularly reviewing and discussing goals during team meetings, providing updates on achievements and challenges, and offering support and guidance when needed.

Establish Clear Expectations

Ensure that employees understand how their individual goals contribute to the broader objectives of the team and organization. Clearly define roles, responsibilities, and timelines to avoid confusion and promote alignment.

Promote Collaboration and Cross-Functional Teams

Encourage collaboration among different departments and teams to achieve shared goals. Facilitate cross-functional projects and initiatives that require input and expertise from multiple areas of the organization.

Provide Resources and Support

Equip employees with the necessary tools, resources, and training to help them succeed in their goals. Offer mentorship, coaching, and professional development opportunities to support their growth and development.

Celebrate Achievements and Learn from Failures

Recognize and celebrate both individual and collective achievements as goals are met or exceeded. Additionally, encourage a culture of learning and continuous improvement by reflecting on and learning from setbacks or failures.

Regularly Review and Adjust Goals

Goals are not be static but rather should be regularly reviewed, evaluated, and adjusted based on changing priorities, market conditions, and/or organizational needs. Foster a culture of agility and adaptability by encouraging teams to regularly revisit and refine their goals as needed.

Encourage Feedback and Communication

Create channels for open and honest communication, where employees feel comfortable sharing feedback, ideas, and concerns related to goals and performance. Encourage two-way dialogue between managers and employees to foster a culture of trust and transparency.

By making an effort to follow through with these steps towards enhancing the process of sharing goals together, companies can create a collaborative and supportive environment where sharing goals becomes ingrained in the organizational culture, driving alignment, accountability, and ultimately, success.

Case Study: Google’s OKRs 

Google, known for its innovative approach to management and workplace culture, provides a shining example of how sharing goals can drive success in a hybrid work environment. Google’s use of OKRs (Objectives and Key Results) is a well-documented strategy for setting and achieving ambitious goals across the organization.

In this specific example, where Google set out to enhance productivity and innovation in hybrid work, Google used OKRs to share such goals, aiming for key results in:  

1. Increasing cross-team collaboration by implementing virtual brainstorming sessions, resulting in a 20% rise in new project ideas.

2. Improving communication and transparency through regular virtual town hall meetings, achieving a 90% participation rate among remote and in-office employees.

3. Enhancing employee engagement and satisfaction by implementing flexible work schedules, resulting in a 15% decrease in turnover rates.

By sharing these goals company-wide, Google fosters a culture of transparency and alignment, ensuring that all employees understand their role in achieving the organization’s objectives. This shared sense of purpose promotes collaboration and innovation.

Google’s use of technology enhances the sharing of goals and progress tracking. Digital platforms, such as Google Workspace, provide employees with access to real-time updates on OKRs, encouraging accountability and visibility across teams, regardless of their physical location.


Google’s use of OKRs exemplifies how sharing goals can foster collaboration, alignment, and success in a hybrid work environment. By setting ambitious objectives, breaking them down into measurable key results, and leveraging technology for transparency and accountability, organizations can create a culture where every employee feels empowered to contribute to the company’s success, no matter where they work.

Practice Leader, Executive Search, Erin Jewell talks about benefits of having an open managerial style to attract and retain talent.


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