Harmonizing Personal Ambitions with Company Objectives

Harmonizing Personal Ambitions with Company Objectives

Each of us become a part of an organization that we believe will support us in our personal growth. The work that we take up must prepare us to meet our individual goals, by enhancing knowledge or building skills. Everyone works to meet the organizational-level goals. The managers and leaders drive performance of employees so that they can achieve the larger goals set at the organizational or business level. However, if these larger goals are not aligned to individual goals, employee motivation will deteriorate after some time.

Reasons Why Aligning Individual Goals to Organizational Goals is Important:

  • It helps to sustain employee motivation by helping employees measure the impact of their actions. When personal goals are aligned, an individual takes accountability of the tasks in hand. They relate with the contributions they make and measure the success and way forward.
  • Aligning goals also help in prioritization of tasks and responsibilities.
  • When individuals understand how their personal goals relate to one another and to the larger goals of the organization, collaboration and team cohesiveness increases.

Some More Tips to Align Business and Individual Goals in an Organization

  • First and foremost, be clear of the vision and goals of the organization. Gaining clarity on this is the most important step. For instance, is the business goal is that “Reducing the turn-around time for any delivery to increase customer satisfaction score”, an individual goal aligned to it can be “Being able to manage time at a day to day to complete all tasks in hand within the set deadline”. Clear organizational goals will drive individual goal setting.
  • Ensure that your manager knows about your individual goals so that they are aware of the importance of work you are contributing with. In case, one feels that their individual goals are not a priority for the company then proper conversation with the manager is important. Discussion on time and knowledge and what value-add one can or are bringing to the organization management.

Consider the Following Tips too:

  • Establish a baseline and know from where you are starting. It is important to assess how far have you reached. Also, assess that against a baseline is a more accurate measure of success. Once you have clarity on organizational goals, align your individual goal to it. Then, assess where you are as of today against that goal.
  • After the alignment of individual goals with the goals of the business, one must proceed with an open mind. Often, what we align and what is important today, may not remain like that after a couple of months. This is due to the ever-changing business environment. One must be flexible and open to change their goals and re-align them.

Whether you are a manager or an individual employee; and if you focus on job satisfaction and engagement, then make efforts to align individual goals to the goals of the organization. Each of us become a part of an organization that we believe will support us in our personal growth. The work that we take up must prepare us to meet our individual goals, by enhancing knowledge or building skills. Everyone works to meet the organizational-level goals. The managers and leaders drive performance of employees so that they can achieve the larger goals set at the organizational or business level. However, if these larger goals are not aligned to individual goals, employee motivation will deteriorate after some time.

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