Introduction Goal setting is one of the most prominent and basic tools used by both individuals and organizations to assist in setting their direction and accomplishing it. —Jeffery Davis, Managing and Achieving Organizational Goals Goal setting is a tool for organizations to measure progress and to establish future direction. In an evolving world, setting clear, concrete goals that align with an organization’s mission, vision, and values is essential to the organization’s success.
But once you set these goals, how can you ensure that your organization meets them? This week, you examine strategies to prioritize and meet organizational goals. Then, you develop short-term and long-term goals for the organization that you selected for your Final Project. You also explore potential challenges and trends that might impact these goals.
Objectives Students will: Apply strategies to meet organizational goals Develop organizational goals Analyze challenges and trends that impact organizational goals Evaluate the importance of defining organizational goals organizational Strategic Goals It is becoming increasingly important for organizations to demonstrate that they are of significant public value. This requires them to have clearly defined short-term and long-term strategic goals. As a current or future leader and manager, it is essential that you are not only able to help your organization develop these goals, but you must also help create strategies for meeting them.
In this Discussion, you consider strategies for prioritizing and meeting short-term and long-term goals for the organization that you selected for your Final Project. While writing your paper, post by Day 3 an explanation of strategies that you might use to define, prioritize, and meet short-term goals (1–4 years) for the organization that you selected for your Final Project. Include how the goals would support flexibility in an ever-evolving world. Then with a futurist context in mind, explain strategies that you might use to define, prioritize, and meet your organization’s long-term goals (15–20 years). Media Laureate Education (Producer). (2008b). Assessing the environment [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author. Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 24 minutes.