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January 2021 – Flexibility, Adaptibility, and Resilience are Still Important


To end 2020, we completed one last employee assessment to ensure that we had a baseline for each employee to work forward from in 2021.  For many, this new year can feel like a fresh page, brimming with potential.

With multiple data points to reference and reflect upon, managers are gearing up for 2021 by thinking about what needs to be accomplished in the coming year, what development opportunities exist for each team member and identifying any barriers or challenges to success.

Here is a Truvelop Tip to consider as you embark on this year’s goal setting process and this month’s Evaluation process. Make it count!


2020 has tested each and every one of us. Rather than placing weight on the difficulties or failures of last year, let’s use last year as a baseline for moving forward. Even with such uncertainty, we made it through! 2021 has the potential to be a strong year for your organization, so long as you are prepared to be flexible and adjust as needed. What 2020 has shown us is that building resilience is key to organizational and individual success.

As this recent article published in the NY Times highlights, there is no one, right way to think about a problem. Instead, it’s about how you approach and respond to the issue and your willingness to adapt, be flexible and pivot quickly where needed. Use your team members’ strengths to your advantage. Truvelop’s Spark feature is a great way for managers and employees to engage in a continuous & flexible goal setting model where frequent touch points are encouraged throughout the year versus a “set it and forget it” approach.

As you embark on this year’s goal setting process, don’t forget to pause for reflection and engage in collaborative open dialogue with your team. Start by acknowledging what a difficult year 2020 has been and congratulate each team member for their resilience. Next, move on! Focus on the positive opportunities that lie ahead.

As we dive into the new year, Truvelop is here to help.  Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or comments!

At the beginning of a new year, many people like to set goals.  Goals can be great tools for establishing direction and figuring out how to get from point A to point B.

Goals have been shown to boost productivity and motivation, fostering positive employee wellbeing.  According to an article by Gallup“Employees who strongly agree that their managers helped them set performance goals are 69% more engaged compared to employees who did not have managers help them.” 

Additionally, goals encourage career advancement opportunities through the stronger decision making and more efficient work that comes from setting clear goals.

We are no longer doing a set it and forget it type system.  We are putting in check points and adjusting when we need to.  We live in a fluid and fast paced environment, so we need agile goal setting techniques.  Establishing clear goals gives employees a sense of direction, but also gives them the ability to adjust at the checkpoints to make sure we are still on the right path.

To start, it is important to have a baseline to measure development with employee performance tracking tools.  Make sure you get in an Evaluation before the end of the month so that you have a place to measure from throughout the rest of the year! Additionally, completing an evaluation will give you insight into where this Team Member should focus their development goals.

Checking-in is easier than ever with our instant feedback tool, Spark.  Using Truvelop’s Spark function, managers can track and support their employees’ goals.  This is a great way to host a two-way conversation about the employee’s journey towards their goals and to memorialize any feedback shared.

To learn more about the different types of goals you can set with your Team Members, visit our Agile Goal-Setting page in the Knowledge Center!

Now that you have the techniques and the tool, let’s get started and set some goals!



Updated on October 31, 2023
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