Strategy & Planning

Setting Goals and Objectives

Master the Art of Management by Objectives


Who Should Attend:

  • Executives & Manager
  • Supervisors & Team Leaders

Course Objectives

  • Understand the difference between goals and objectives
  • Develop awareness of the importance of setting SMART goals and objectives
  • Master the use of SMART vs. SMARTER goals and objectives
  • Learn how to write goals and objectives
  • Align individual and team goals with departmental and organisational goals.

What will you gain ?

By the end of this course you will be able to: 
  • Gain in-depth understanding of the organisation’s values and culture and use it to set realistic, achievable goals and objectives.
  • Make the setting of objectives as an outcome-based activity rather than a process
  • Get the essential know-how to create SMARTER goals and objectives
  • Effectively use Management by Objectives (MBO) to create goals that represent the corporate strategy of the company
  • Ensure that employee goals are in sync with the overall corporate strategy
  • Develop actions plans to review and evaluate performance based on the goals that are set
  • Write and adapt goals and objectives as per the changing needs of organisation
  • Overcome any obstacles that come in the way of smooth goal setting and planning.

Course Content

What are Goals and Objectives?
  • Are they any different from one another?
  • Creating Smart Vs Smarter Goals and Objectives
 The Objectives-Setting Process
  • Objectives as outcomes not process
  • Objectives as results of an activity
  • Setting challenging but achievable goals and objectives
 8 Characteristics of Appropriate Goals and ObjectivesWhat is Management by Objectives (MBO)?
  • Benefits of using MBO
  • Setting company-wide goals using MBO as a management strategy
 Peter Drucker’s 6 Stages of the MBO process
  • Setting the overall business goals
  • Determining team and department-level goals
  • Deliberating within departments in order to achieve a consensus
  • Agreeing upon commonly understood and discussed goals
  • Collaboratively setting individual-level goals that are aligned with corporate strategy
  • Reviewing performance against set goals and revising them as needed
 Putting MBO into action
  • Limitations of MBO and how to minimise them
  • MBO and the Human Resources function
  • Integration with strategic planning
  • Cost vs. Return
  • Extending MBO to non-managerial levels
  • Monitoring of results
 Using Goals and Objectives in Employee Performance Evaluation
  • Using performance evaluation as a tool to align individual performance with organisational goals and objectives
  • Best practices for performance evaluation process
  • Revision of goals and objectives as the needs of the organisation change
 Writing SMART Goals and Objectives
  • Keys to success
  • Overcoming obstacles to success.

This ILM Accredited course is eligible for Unit Credits towards ILM Level 3 Leadership & Management Diploma, Certificate and Award qualifications.

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