Use this sample and step by step explanation for setting meaningful and inspiring employee performance goals for a lead cytogenetic technologist.

A Lead Cytogenetic Technologist prepares and analyzes biological specimens in the laboratory to detect if there are any anomalies and assist in diagnosis or treatment well as determining the protocols for medical procedures. He/she may also be involved in supervising, managing, and coordinating other employees.

Other duties include overseeing technical laboratory personnel; using computer-imaging systems to create patient's digital images; count chromosome's number and identify their abnormalities by viewing culture slides using microscopes; prepare and maintain the medical records of the facility; use karyotype charts to arrange chromosomes in pairs and identify anomalies and reports their findings for use by medical agencies, doctors, and private parties.

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


Begin discussions with questions that require group members to evaluate or analyze rather than those that just check for understanding

Present information in various forms such as audio, video clips, graphs, charts, etc. so that every group member can understand

[employee comments goal]

Personalize one's working space by adding family and friends photos in order to be more productive and boost one's motivation

Adjust one's schedule so that it is less hectic and there is enough time for breaks

[employee comments goal]

Ensure that every employee knows what is expected of him/her by translating a complex strategy into simple objectives and actions

Communicate clearly and concisely; adapt a language and style that ensures employees are given the right information

[employee comments goal]

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

Utilize the communication techniques provided for the various situations that come up

[employee comments goal]

Set realistic goals that can easily be met in order to avoid getting frustrated if the goals are not achieved

Learn one's own emotional triggers and allow oneself to fully process emotions before communicating them to others

[employee comments goal]

Think outside the box to find best solutions to company's problems and regularly contribute suggestions on how to improve its processes

Seek ways to learn new skills in order to improve one's performance and experience

[employee comments goal]

Realize that any goal worth reaching takes time and focus on expanding the range of tools one has to work with to achieve goals

Learn to go against one's emotions and obstacles instead of waiting for them to change or move away

[employee comments goal]

Keep track of progress; measure current results against previous results in order to stay focused, motivated, and disciplined

Visualize the desired outcomes for own goals in order to have more clarity about the goals as well as actions one needs to take to achieve them

[employee comments goal]

Participate in forums that discuss the role and importance of integrity and honesty

Coach others on the role and importance of honesty, fairness, and integrity

[employee comments goal]

Actively work together with people who have diverse cultural practices and beliefs and eliminate any forms of discrimination and prejudice

Participate in celebrations and events that feature people with different cultures

[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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