Use this sample and step by step explanation for setting meaningful and inspiring employee performance goals for a cytology manager.

A cytology manager is responsible for overseeing the day to day operating activities in regards to all cytological procedures. He or she will strive to keep all channels of communication with the pathologists in charge. He or she will also manage all employees under the cytology department and undertake performance evaluation for them.

Besides that, he or she will get to perform the following essentials responsibilities; develop and maintain departmental policies and procedures up to date, evaluate and implement all budgetary processes, attend managerial meetings, ensure proper compliance with all policies and regulations, monitor all test reporting and supervise all cytological tests and evaluation procedures.

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

Answer all emails from group members in a timely manner or assign someone to do it if one is not in a position to

[employee comments goal]

Take time to communicate with someone individually when one clashes with them in order to understand the person and create a peaceful working environment

Oppose and confront the inner thoughts, that make one feel not good enough to accomplish goals, and learn to say, "I can do this"

[employee comments goal]

Build employees' self-esteem through rewards and recognition or by giving them new responsibilities in order to increase their investment in the company

Learn to accept mistakes and failures and devise clear solutions to problems instead of blaming others or pointing fingers

[employee comments goal]

Demonstrate a flexible leadership style that is friendly and helpful

Maintain a conflict free environment by dealing with pending issues

[employee comments goal]

Spend time with loved ones, talk to them and enjoy their company

Regularly attend training on emotion management aimed at creating positive emotion management behavior

[employee comments goal]

Be punctual and consistent on time to work, meetings and functions

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

[employee comments goal]

Make employees document their work and keep records of their progress in checklists, activity logs or progress reports

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

[employee comments goal]

Reward and recognize oneself and others when a goal has been accomplished in order to feel motivated to keep working hard

Ask for regular feedback from others in order to identify own strengths and areas that need improvement

[employee comments goal]

Learn to identify gaps in any information provided and look for logical sequence in the information

Work hard on the assigned task or project and go that extra mile to include more detail to the final product

[employee comments goal]

Encourage others to appreciate and experience different ways of doing things

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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