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

A network architect designs networks and provides expert advice on telecommunications. He/she interprets business requirements and translates them into the new networks. The understanding of the specific business needs is essential for a professional acting in this capacity.

Other duties include providing technological developments that are well aligned with the business's strategic direction and existing financial resources. He/she also works together with other technical specialists including applications, server, and enterprise architects, to make sure there is harmony among technology portfolios. They are also involved in the development of standards for regulating networks and also offers advice to customers based on their needs. Lastly, he/she is responsible for evaluating and reviewing new network technologies against strategic business goals.

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 committed to providing excellent customer service beyond what is expected to keep the clients satisfied.

Use tact when telling customers that their expectations or demands cannot be met.

[employee comments goal]

Maintain strong and direct eye contact when talking to people.

Stimulate conversations by asking open-ended questions and encourage others to continue taking.

[employee comments goal]

Learn to maintain my composure in case a negotiation process gets out of hand or gets heated.

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

[employee comments goal]

Accept and provide constructive feedback to other people and to take corrections easily.

Exercise great creativity and ingenuity when analyzing problems and coming up with solutions.

[employee comments goal]

Join a networking group that has more formality and a clear agenda in order to get more out of it

Ask successful entrepreneurs to discuss how they got to where they are in order to learn the person's approach to business

[employee comments goal]

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

Include as many people as possible and as many perspectives as can possibly be accommodated in the physical space

[employee comments goal]

Concentrate the energies and focus on doing the very best every day

Set achievable or workable goals for daily accountability and achievement

[employee comments goal]

Try an affirmation such as "I live authentically" or "My opinion matters" in order to avoid backing down during a conversation

Make an action plan to overcome one's weaknesses, like taking a public speaking course, in order to feel empowered and overcome fear

[employee comments goal]

Increase one's own range of models and frameworks by reading, attending courses and asking colleagues what they use

Suggest ideas and generate an operational plan for the achievement of own team's objectives

[employee comments goal]

Avoid inviting unnecessary participants in order to save time and resources

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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