Use this sample and step by step explanation for setting meaningful and inspiring employee performance goals for a management information systems director.

A management information systems director is involved in the management of a firm's information technology activities. He/she ensures that the operations of info systems are stable and seamless as well as troubleshooting issues in a multi-server environment using a broad range of applications and software systems.

Apart from participating in planning, organizing, and implementing information technology activities, he/she is also involved in the analysis of technology and new trends to develop organizational objectives and strategic plans to meet them. In addition, he/she makes sure that the information system works effectively to achieve the set production goals. Lastly, they supervise security efforts to prevent and manage breaches as well as offering solutions for ensuring the information safety.

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


Be flexible and exhibit creativity in solving the problems of customers.

Not to put pressure or undue influence when closing a deal with a client.

[employee comments goal]

Prepare well before any negotiation process to have concrete facts and figures that will help close deals.

Strive to raise or ask relevant questions that will be of benefit to the negotiation process.

[employee comments goal]

Make it part of the team's responsibility to consistently document notes and steps for any recurring work they do for the company or clients

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]

Consult with management as much to ensure unity in executing of duties

Encourage and motivate employees to see a higher-improved performance from each of them

[employee comments goal]

Look for new ways of handling multiple tasks and tolerating time pressure

Show willingness to learn new skills that increase efficiency by frequently attending self-improvement seminars and training

[employee comments goal]

Learn to identify the real key factors in a problem one is working on in order to effectively solve the problem

Always cluster information into related areas and review for trends during data gathering exercises

[employee comments goal]

Ask team members to identify goals that are directly related to their jobs and develop action plans to help them attain those goals

Describe own objectives and goals in a positive way in order to feel more comfortable and motivated to achieve them

[employee comments goal]

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

Clearly communicate to other employees when they are not meeting the expected results and encourage them to propose ideas to increase performance

[employee comments goal]

Take corrective actions and verify project standards in order to ensure that the project delivers total client satisfaction

Provide accurate and timely information regarding tasks, strategies, schedules, plans, and organization structure to stakeholders

[employee comments goal]

Provide all participants with an agenda way before the scheduled day of a meeting

Put extra effort in planning ahead of a meeting and always pre-write important points to be discussed in a meeting

[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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