Here is an interesting goal that I found on 43 Things, the comments provided me with some great “food for thought”. 43 Things is a “newish” social site where people create and share goals and experiences. A similar tool could be put to work within a corporate learning/mentoring environment or even objective planning. Thinking further about objectives, most organisations are trying to develop transparency and linkages between departments and management layers when it comes to objectives. A tool like 43 Things could assist in the alignment and cascading nature of objective setting. As people achieve their objectives entries can be made for all other interest parties to review and provide further feedback.
While the actual performance review might not take place in such an open environment the setting and achievement of objective could. Although there is a movement within HR that feels even performance reviews should be open and transparent.