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What is a Goal?

 , October 18, 2015 updated on April 25, 2017
A goal is an aim or target result. Setting goals is widely considered an important business practice. It's common for goals to be set at the organizational, department, team and individual level with the idea that these goals should more or less align.
Overview: Business Goals
FunctionStrategic Planning
ValueGoals define your strategy. In other words, strategies are the actions you plan to take to achieve your goals. As such, goal setting is generally considered a starting point for business planning.
Related TechniquesGoal Setting
Strategy
Tactics

Decision Making

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Abilene Paradox
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Disagree And Commit
Divergent Thinking
Emotional Intelligence
Failure Of Imagination
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Inaction
Indecision
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Normative Model
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Opportunity Cost
Overthinking
Paradox Of Choice
Pareto Analysis
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Preserving Ambiguity
Prioritization
Reverse Brainstorming
Sanity Check
Strategic Dominance
Thought Experiment
Tradeoffs
Visual Analytics
Visual Thinking
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