This will allow people to be more open, conscientious, thus developing the environment into a more conducive place for professional growth. This last point is very important because it drives the point against those that advocate individualistic professional goal setting. Of course, setting personal goal is the basis for every collective goal setting but too much concentration on this part will lead into ambitions verging into selfishness. Some useful tips to set goals and manage time: Here are several simple, logical and practical tips and guidelines to help you set goals and eventually manage your time better. Set specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timely goals. Remember the acronym SMART to simplify and unify all these. For others, career goal setting is no more than a few minutes of talking it out with some friends, or silently thinking about it, albeit melancholy, over a bottle of beer. But the best way of setting your career goal is during your most rational periods. After all, what you are about to set is a career goal that either will spell disaster to your life, or will bring endless blessings. Go for something that is tangible and concrete. Something you can actually experience and proudly present to everyone. You wouldn't want a shutdown of your own business, would you? 3. Put it into writing. Decide where you company should be for the next year. Effective business goal setting needs to be detailed and put into writing. Employee Goal Setting If you are a boss or a manager and you have ambitious and great plans to accelerate the overall development and progress of your company or team, the first thing you would logically do is to make sure your employees are on the same sentiment as you are. The company would not move forward and achieve goals and targets if the team players, the workers or employees that make up the group are not participating or cooperating whole-heartedly. If you're up to something bigger, and even a simple one, chances are that you must come up with a list of several goals. But be aware that multiple goal setting sometimes doesn't work. You should have priorities. Put at the top of your list very few goals that are doable at the moment. 4. Classify your goals.