Use this sample and step by step explanation for setting meaningful and inspiring employee performance goals for a senior cytogenetics laboratory director.

A Senior Cytogenetics Laboratory Director oversees the overall activities at the cytogenetics laboratory that include testing and analysis of chromosomes to detect abnormalities. He/she collaborates closely with the laboratory employees to make sure reliable and accurate results are made available and on time.

Other responsibilities include ensuring accurate and timely reporting of results, reviewing patient results and ensuring they are of the highest quality and accuracy, making sure that the laboratory maintains quality in its activities, provide technical expertise in supporting new initiatives related to the cytogenetic testing, find and support innovative ways to provide the quality service to clients and ensure that the physical facilities are secure and well maintained to perform effectively.

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


Strive to articulate my ideas and opinions in a clear and non-confrontational manner.

Show great commitment towards achieving acceptable and beneficial agreements after negotiating.

[employee comments goal]

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

Consider members strengths, weaknesses and perspectives when setting up groups or assigning roles

[employee comments goal]

Make sure that every team member is taking care of him/herself both physically and mentally

Establish bonds for friendship and empathy in order to understand the team members better and make it easier to collaborate as a team

[employee comments goal]

Conduct an exercise to list and agree on what the company does as well as what it does not do

Make sure that the strategic planning team has an extensive understanding of the strategic planning process, definitions, and terms

[employee comments goal]

Use delegation to plan for the projects and tasks workable methods

Present new roles to employees and allow them to study them before they are allocated

[employee comments goal]

Demonstrate a flexible leadership style that is friendly and helpful

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

[employee comments goal]

Avoid sadness and depression triggers at all cost in order to remain focused and committed to work

Take the initiative to meet the needs at hand rather than wait to be told what to do

[employee comments goal]

Ask customers and colleagues about their interactions with a given employee in order to get a picture of how that employee behaves

Use video surveillance to ensure that the employees are productive and that they are not violating the company policies

[employee comments goal]

Pay more attention to all rules and regulations and treat everyone fairly

Find the right answers to all questions and avoid bluffing

[employee comments goal]

Increase links to networks of individuals and groups from different cultural backgrounds

Promote professional development courses and forums that enhance intercultural competency

[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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