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Ch 2: Setting & Achieving Team Goals

About This Chapter

The success of a department or team can depend on its leader's ability to manage goals. Use the short video lessons in this chapter to offer your managers, supervisors and team leaders strategies for setting and achieving effective team goals.

Setting & Achieving Team Goals - Chapter Summary

Goals are the vehicles that determine the direction of a company and aid in its ongoing success, which is why organizations and their individual departments and teams regularly aim to set and achieve goals that contribute to the overall mission. In this chapter, the leaders of your company can learn strategies for goal setting and achievement by exploring the following:

  • The definition and types of organizational goals
  • Methods for setting department goals
  • How work teams can effectively accomplish goals and objectives
  • The best ways to select team members, encourage collaboration and delegate responsibilities
  • Tips for monitoring team progress and assessing team performance

Engaging video lessons offer step-by-step guidance to help your employees learn how to effectively set and achieve team goals in your company. Following each lesson is a self-assessment quiz to gauge your employees' comprehension of the lesson concepts. They can also take an exam to assess their understanding of the chapter.

How It Helps

  • Aids in the goal-setting process: The lessons in this chapter provide your employees with goal-setting strategies that make achievement easier.
  • Helps create effective teams: Employees learn how to select the best team members to accomplish specific goals after they have been set.
  • Improves production: Learning what it takes to set goals then create and effectively monitor a team can help your employees improve production in your company.

Skills Covered

By the end of this chapter, your managers, supervisors and team leaders will be able to:

  • Define and identify types of organizational goals
  • Describe how to set team and department goals
  • Explain how to select team members based on their individual strengths
  • Discuss the process of assigning responsibilities and encouraging collaboration among team members
  • Share ways to monitor the progress of individual team members
  • Explain the importance of a final assessment and describe how to determine whether a team has met its goal

6 Lessons in Chapter 2: Setting & Achieving Team Goals
What Are Organizational Goals? - Definition, Types & Examples

1. What Are Organizational Goals? - Definition, Types & Examples

This lesson is an in-depth review of organizational goals. It will give you an idea of the different types of goals, show examples of organizational goals, and discuss how each can be measured for success.

Setting Business Department Goals

2. Setting Business Department Goals

Setting goals is an important part of organizational management. In this lesson, we'll look at a method that departments can use to develop goals that fit into the overall vision of their organization. A short quiz follows the lesson.

Setting Team Goals & Objectives

3. Setting Team Goals & Objectives

The goal-setting process can be more effective when team members are involved and SMART goals are used. This lesson will explain these factors and offer some tips on how to successfully approach the goal-setting process.

Aligning Individual Strengths With Team Goals

4. Aligning Individual Strengths With Team Goals

The most successful teams are made of people who are able to use their strengths to contribute towards project goals. This lesson will discuss the benefits of this method as well as how to do it.

Delegation Within Teams: Process & Advantages

5. Delegation Within Teams: Process & Advantages

Delegating work to others is a powerful tool in increasing a company's level of productivity. This lesson will discuss the importance of delegation, its benefits, and the process of delegating tasks to team members.

Assessing Team Performance & Outcomes

6. Assessing Team Performance & Outcomes

Measuring and communicating team performance is essential to the success of a team. This lesson will explain why and how to measure team performance. Read on to learn more.

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