Ch 2: Reaching Company & Team Goals

About This Chapter

In this chapter, we help your management staff learn to develop goals for their teams that are aligned with organizational goals. These lessons work as a great addition to your business' corporate training and advancement programs.

Reaching Company & Team Goals - Chapter Summary

Let our experienced instructors guide your employees through the process of developing and reaching useful goals for their team in these lessons. The videos walk them through why setting goals is an important organizational managerial function and how to make sure they align their goals within the overarching company goals and mission. Specifically, the lessons discuss:

  • The definition of business goals
  • How to set department/team goals
  • Importance of aligning team goals with company goals
  • Measuring progress toward a goal

Our video and text lessons come as part of a thorough training and testing package. Your employees can watch the videos, review the lesson transcripts for key terms and concepts, and complete the chapter and lesson assessments to see how well they retained the information. They can return to the lessons whenever they need to review and get pointers.

How It Helps

  • Strengthens goals: Your employees learn to develop goals which drive growth and are tied to measurable results.
  • Unifies effort: Ensuring your staff understands how to tie their goals with the higher goals of the organization, and to make sure employees and teams within their purview do the same, can put the entire organization on a single trajectory, maximizing operational impact.
  • Clarifies direction: Having clear, well-aligned goals will help employees at every level understand exactly how their work ties into the bigger picture of the company.

Skills Covered

By the end of this chapter, employees will be able to:

  • Define business goals as a term and provide examples
  • Develop department goals which are relevant and easy to apply
  • Match their goals with the broader goals of the company overall
  • Establish means to measure goal achievement and a schedule to do so

5 Lessons in Chapter 2: Reaching Company & Team Goals
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What Are Business Goals? - Definition & Examples

1. What Are Business Goals? - Definition & Examples

Goals are used to help a business grow and achieve its objectives. They can be used to foster teamwork and help the business describe what it wants to accomplish. Setting goals is an important part of any business plan.

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.

Practical Application: Setting Goals for Different Business Departments

3. Practical Application: Setting Goals for Different Business Departments

One of the hallmarks of great organizational leadership is the ability to balance guidance and autonomy. One important tool for finding this balance is helping individual departments or business units set goals.

Aligning Team & Company Goals

4. Aligning Team & Company Goals

Teams are supposed to set goals that support the company's greater goal, but sometimes it's necessary to realign these goals. Let's look at how goals are made and how different echelons work together to successfully accomplish the company's mission.

Reviewing Goal Achievement: Comparing Results to Set Goals

5. Reviewing Goal Achievement: Comparing Results to Set Goals

Progress towards goals must be monitored and reviewed to determine whether you're on the right track. In this lesson, you'll learn about comparing results against a standard to determine goal achievement.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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