What are some signs that goals are starting to drift for someone in your matrix? Maybe they miss meetings or start delegating the meetings to someone else, or their response time extends. These signs should tell you that something else is drawing their attention away. When attention strays, goals drift. When you see an early warning sign, bring it up directly to the person. Start with, “I noticed…” Get an understanding of what is pulling them. Reiterate the importance of the goal and address how you can get things back on track.