Every goal you set should have a clear link to the organization's strategy. Whether it's your department's strategy or the broader company strategy, providing clarity on the link between goals and strategy helps people understand where their work fits into the broader whole. That understanding is the foundation of employee engagement as people want to be doing meaningful work.
- Every goal you set should have a clear link…to the organization's strategy.…Whether it's your department strategy…or the broader company strategy,…providing clarity to where the link is…between goals and strategy, helps people understand…where their work fits into the broader whole.…That understanding is the foundation of employee engagement.…People want to be doing meaningful work.…They need to know how they can contribute.…A long time ago, I was in the U.S. Army.…
I was a tank platoon leader.…I had four M1 Abrams tanks.…The Army at that time was all about readiness…and deployability.…We needed to have units ready to deploy…anywhere in the world and fight…in a very specific period of time.…All our goals focused on readiness.…We had goals around weapons qualification.…There were operational readiness rate goals,…as in how many vehicles are up and ready to deploy?…We had equipment fill rate goals.…
It's kind of hard to deploy when you don't have…all your equipment and your tools.…Our physical fitness scores were focused on deployability.…
- 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.