When Goals Shift in the Organization: Plan of Attack!

The great thing about organizational transparency is the forecasting effect that comes with it. When everyone’s compass is pointing in the same direction, it is easier to spot an off-track team member, or project. Life happens and sometimes goals will have to change to accommodate. While these shifts are easier to spot in an organization that focuses on transparency, you still need to have a plan of attack.

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Strategy, Business Strategy, Goals, Strategic Alignment, Talent Forecasting

Creating a Stable Company Culture

Picture this: a company centers its culture on its core values. Employees are proud of where they stand. The culture is clear and embraced throughout the organization. Now what? Although the term “company culture” might sound like a self-propelled, intrinsic force that leads the organization, it isn't. It takes consistency, leadership and tracking to maintain a truly stable company culture.

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Business Strategy, Goal Alignment, Talent Alignment, Company Culture, Goal-Setting

Pop Quiz for the Recruiting Team: What are the Company Goals?

Company leaders are marching on confidently toward collective goals, but when they reach back for help, they realize their team has veered off long ago. All too often, employees are not aware of the larger goals that leadership is basing their strategy on. Teams and leaders start to drift in different directions when no one is quite sure how their own performance goals align with those of the company.

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Business, Talent Management, Business Strategy, Goal Alignment, Goals, Strategic Alignment

Performance Management Fixes: 4 Things You're Missing

The best companies put a premium on transparency. At truly transparent organizations, employees see how their work aligns with overall business strategy, while executives visualize how their human capital is contributing to objectives. This is important across the entire strategic talent cycle, and nowhere more than performance reviews.

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Business Strategy, Business Transparency, Talent Alignment, Goals, Key Performance Indicators, Performance Management, Performance Metrics

How to Define and Set Goals to Align Talent and Drive Business Strategy

Note: This is a guest post written by Matt Norman, President of Dale Carnegie Training North Central US. You can follow him on Twitter at @mattnorman or read his blog at www.normanblogger.com.

Setting up goals that effectively drive a business strategy is an underdeveloped skill in most organizations. Goals are usually too lofty or too low-level, too broad or too individualistic, too prescriptive or too democratic. So how do we create goals at all organizational levels that are aligned with strategy and improve employee engagement?

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Business Strategy, Goal Alignment, Talent Alignment, Employee Engagement, Goals, Setting Goals

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