Use this sample and step by step explanation for setting meaningful and inspiring employee performance goals for a chief scientific officer.

A Chief Scientific Officer is accountable for managing scientific, research or technological operations of a company by setting up business research and scientific priorities so they can line up with the overall mission and goals of the very organization.

The duties of this position include updating technological advances and industry trends, making recommendations on future projects, coordinating research activities by recruiting qualified researchers, managing personnel and evaluating their performance, representing the scientific goals and interests of the company at press conferences or other events, responsible for establishing the business's strategic scientific input, maintaining the highest quality of scientific foundations of the enterprise.

Employee Performance Goals Sample

Employee's Name: Title:
Review Period: __/__/__ to __/__/__ Employee SSN:
Work Location: Supervisor's Name:


  1. Setting Goals: List specific goals in the space provided below each competency under "Performance Goals". Assign an appropriate timeline for each goal as well as numeric or financial terms to measure the goal.
  2. Employee Comments: The employee must comment next to each goal under "Employee Comments" with "Okay" for goals which he/she feels comfortable working with, and "Needs Clarification" for goals which he/she believes need to be discussed further. An employee who is comfortable with all the goals can sign the goals at this stage.
  3. Summary: Give a summary of the total time estimated for the employee to have achieved the goals. State action plans and specific milestones to track the goals. Any additional comments agreed between the employee and the supervisor should be noted here.
  4. Human Resources Review: Human resources personnel must confirm that the goals are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. He/she must then sign the goals in the "Human Resource" section provided under "Signatures".
  5. Signatures: When discussion of the goals has been completed and consensus has been reached, sign the goals and let the employee sign too. Send the final copy to the human resources for inclusion in the employee's professional records.

Performance Goals for Next Period

Performance Goals

Employee Comments


Mine the best experiences of one's life and share one's wisdom from a unique point of view in order to inspire someone

Stand firm in order to show other employees that even the worst of situations can be overcome by positive thinking

[employee comments goal]

Identify the different types of difficult people in order to decide the best way to deal with them

Always try to be a reasonable person by considering all sides of the story before coming to a conclusion

[employee comments goal]

Understand what the team is supposed to achieve and work hard to do so

Understand the need to work as a team and the part each player ought to play

[employee comments goal]

Model desired behavior appropriate for the work environment that employees should follow

Develop a managerial style that seeks to honor and respect each employee for their worth

[employee comments goal]

Insist on following the company policies all the time to ensure tasks are done well

Avoid falling back into old habits that have already been sighted

[employee comments goal]

Acknowledge other people's rights and remember that everyone has a right to exercise own emotions including anger

Learn good listening and speaking skills in order to communicate effectively with other employees

[employee comments goal]

Stop assuming things and ask for clarification on things that one does not understand before handling any task to avoid making unnecessary mistakes

Take time to understand the steps and their purpose and run through the process mentally before handling it physically

[employee comments goal]

Check in with other employees in order to make sure that all team members are communicating effectively

Give reasons for the suspicion that led one to read other employees emails

[employee comments goal]

Take part in making changes in policies to eliminate unfair elements

Constantly remember that everyone deserves equal, fair, and just treatment

[employee comments goal]

Put extra effort in learning how to operate modern electronic devices

Show more willingness to learn how to keep computers and mobile devices secure, and free from unauthorized access

[employee comments goal]


Sections 1-2: To be completed by the supervisor

Section 3: To be completed by the employee

1. Goals completed since last performance feedback

2. Goals for next period

3. Employee comments


I acknowledge that I discussed this performance feedback with my supervisor. My signature does not mean that I agree or disagree with this appraisal.
Employee: Date:
Supervisor: Date:
Human Resources: Date:

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