Cascading Goals on the system can help drive culture and ensure everyone is working towards the same overarching business objectives. It is vitally important that everybody is aware of how their goal is aligned with those up, down and across reporting lines. Goal Alignment provides a snapshot of where their goals sit in the broader context of the business.
Understanding Goal Alignment
Big goals can require multiple people to contribute; the Alignment section makes it clear how an individual goal fits into the larger picture.
When creating a goal, the owner has the option to link their individual objective to a larger parent goal that has been shared with them.
They can also choose to cascade their goal to other people within the organisation, allowing those people to create their own goals which contribute to the goal owner’s objective. Goals can be cascaded up, down and across reporting lines within the organisation.
The Alignment section makes these relationships clear by displaying the alignment tree for a goal.
For each goal, you will be see the Goal Owner, Goal Title, Progress % and Status, providing a snapshot of linked goals.
This is particularly helpful for the parent goal owner, as they can see how all contributory goals are progressing at a single glance.
When the owner of a goal views this page, their goal will be highlighted in bold.
- Goals contributing to the parent objectives are shown indented beneath the goal they contribute to.
Goals can be cascaded down multiple levels to multiple people
Each goal will be listed beneath the parent goal it directly contributes to.
- If an employee has created more than one goal to contribute to the parent objective, each goal will be displayed as a separate point under the parent goal.