Best Practices for Achieving Talent Success Maturity

Goals: The Tie That Binds Employees to the Organization to Drive Success

Research shows that engagement skyrockets and employees are more fulfilled and productive when they understand organizational goals. To make that happen, you need a process for identifying goals, aligning them company-wide, and communicating them.

Align Goals for Success, Step by Step

At first glance, the idea of achieving organizational goal alignment throughout your company can seem daunting. But successful goal alignment is possible if you apply best practices, have the right technology, and follow a phased road map that takes you there step by step.

Software is available to help with road-mapping and to start automating the various tasks and processes that go into goal alignment. You might start by providing a consistent method for HR and managers to create a SMART goal for each role, with a target date and a series of attainable, time-based strategies and measures.

As your goals management system matures, you can define, share, and accomplish those goals that drive company success and employee engagement. You can visualize progress in real time and track performance continuously, with social collaboration across teams.

The Talent Success Maturity Model is a framework that enables HR and talent management leaders to benchmark their organizations and design and follow a path toward recruiting and retaining more A-players to become a more competitive, more engaged, and more successful company. Learn more about the Talent Success Maturity Model.

Ultimately, you will be able to evaluate and revise performance reviews based on longitudinal data, and leverage goal alignment tools at every level of your organization. Of course, at this stage, you will need either a platform that provides a common model and architecture for Talent Success, or you will need to invest the necessary effort to integrate the multiple systems in use for the key components of this process.

This chapter offers articles for best practices to help any company build an effective system for creating and leveraging goal alignment for greater success. For example:

Getting Started with Goals: Increasing Performance and Engagement

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Creating Goals: A Simple Guide for Managers and Employees

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Cascading Goals: A Practical Road Map

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Using Goals to Improve Performance Reviews

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Company Mission and Vision: Setting and Communicating

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