Set Realistic Goals
It is vital to have goals - if your employees don't have goals, then they have nothing to work towards. At the same time, it is essential that these goals are realistic and achievable. Make sure the goals are attainable and will give your employees a sense of success and satisfaction when they are completed.
Make Sure It's Working for You
If something isn't working, stop trying to make it work and try a new approach. Countless business hours are wasted every year on pointless tasks and counterproductive goals. It's a fact of life that not everything is always going to work all the time, so take the time to assess the situation and the reasons why it's not working, then simply move on.