Setting Learning Objectives at Doctusoft

Setting Learning Objectives at Doctusoft
Setting Learning Objectives at Doctusoft

When you feel competent at work, it’s like playing a cool game. It’s more motivating than any kind of compensation. Beyond all forms of compensation, we need purpose and meaning in our work. But to find our purpose at work we need to stretch, to learn, to adopt. This short post is about Setting Learning Objectives at Doctusoft.

Somewhere around the first quarter of 2014, we started to set personal learning objectives and allocate time and senior resources to help those who aspired to know more. This is part of our motivation strategy.

These learning objectives are defined in the present tense as specific attainable outcomes. SMART goals. For each quarter we can choose to set 1 to 3 goals. These can be either specific or general competence goals, work habits, or work-life balancing goals.
As an example, I might choose to dive into UI or Javascript on a specific project. Someone else might set the goal of improving their written communication skills. Or perhaps choose to be more active to achieve better personal performance.

For this, it is important to build a learning-friendly environment. Or in other words a learning organization. It is also key to wisely manage your project portfolio to ensure technically interesting projects with stable and trustworthy clients who have experienced employees.

People leadership is an important aspect of our life at Doctusoft. We wrote some interesting articles on this topic, so if you enjoyed this, you might want to check out those too.