Most companies have a form or a system where employees memorialize their goals. Sometimes the system or format itself provides so much structure that devising goals becomes more about documentation than ties to actual performance. Completing your goals is another task you can check off of your list! The act of goal setting provides many opportunities for networking and visibility that most people rarely take advantage of. The author of this blog is also guilty of this! View your goals as a contract, between you and your supervisor, another department, or your “customer” which can be an internal or an external customer. Take the opportunity to share your goal “contract”, and ask for feedback on whether or not the goal and the activities documented will provide value. By including your peers or your customers in the goal setting process, they will automatically be more vested in helping you achieve those goals, especially if they know they will benefit.