3. Set Objectives

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3. Set Objectives

You have their attention: Capitalize on it. Set ground rules and expectations early. Outline your short-term and long-term vision for the department. Identify what's mission critical, why, and how everyone's roles contribute to the end result. Set goals, but keep them relatively short, unambiguous, and achievable. Establish time lines and benchmarks to measure progress. Help them understand they're working toward something larger, and how their careers, lives, and world will profit from their labor.