If your employees haven’t established work goals, what are they working towards? Employees who have set work goals are not only more motivated at their jobs, but they are also more engaged as they have a clear direction as to how they fit into the bigger picture of your organization.
As a manager, employees can achieve the goals you created for them, but you should also help them create their own individual goals so they can foster a sense of importance and can align their work goals with their overall career and life goals. Without setting goals, your employees can get stuck in a mundane routine of performing seemingly meaningless tasks.
Do your team members set goals?