Once goals are set, you have a responsibility to provide the team the resources it needs to achieve the goal. These resource needs should be identified during the goal-setting process and included in budgets and project plans. Failure to conduct this resource planning and allocation during goal setting will frustrate teams because they won't have what they need to achieve their goals.
- Once your goals are set, you have a responsibility…to provide the team the resources it needs…to achieve those goals.…These resources should be identified…during the goal setting process.…Include those resources in budgets and project plans.…Failure to conduct resource planning and allocation…is going to frustrate your teams.…They won't have what they need to achieve their goals.…At the business unit level of goal setting,…resource allocation can be easier in some respects,…and more difficult in others.…
The ways it can be easier are first, you have more control…over your business unit's resources.…You can shift those resources more easily.…There are also known processes like budgeting…that can be linked to your goal-setting process.…This ensures that the resources are available…for the goals you've set.…Now it can be more difficult, too.…Getting additional resources outside your business unit…can be a challenge.…Those resources have to come from higher levels,…or you have to negotiate with other business units…
- Set corporate and business unit goals.
- Define driver metrics.
- Explain the concept of supporting goals.
- Identify benefits of tying goals to strategy and incentives.
- List ways to troubleshoot and communicate goals.
- Describe how to hold others accountable and avoid pitfalls.