Do you recall being a member of a team and helping to achieve a short-and long-range goal for your favorite organization, such as a musical or theatrical group, religious, civic organizations, or a business? Let’s say the musical group set a goal this year to win first place in the spring ...Do you recall being a member of a team and helping to achieve a short-and long-range goal for your favorite organization, such as a musical or theatrical group, religious, civic organizations, or a business? Let’s say the musical group set a goal this year to win first place in the spring concert. In this case, the organization has set its goal and the members work toward trying to accomplish it. In doing so, the musical group works toward winning an award in the spring concert. This means that each member must practice his or her playing skills diligently in order to win the award. Also, the leader of the group is responsible for managing, directing, and organizing the group to help them achieve their goal. Everyone must do their part for the group to achieve its goal. What this amount to, is that individual and organizational goals must be analyzed and defined as it relates to their contribution to purpose. The same principle is used when setting goals for the business.

The business owner or manager should frequently review each department in the business to make certain that they are working together to achieve the same goal. Each department should set goals to meet the company's objectives. If your business make and sell products, each department in that company should know what causes good products. If the pieces are not assembled properly, then the product is of poor quality. Each department must make certain that they are doing their job right. It is much cheaper to do it right the first time than to redo it and pay for returns. To achieve quality is a goal and to many companies it is more important than quantity. Companies should consistently set higher goals to include quantity and quality from their employees. The following are twelve steps you can take to achieve your organizational or business goals:

1. Write down your goals

2. Set attainable goals

3. Establish specific goals based on the purpose or mission

4. Determine the importance of short-and long-range goals

5. Plan for action to accomplish organizational goals

6. Find the resources to carry out the planned action

7. Examine any stated anticipated problems

8. Visualize yourself and the team achieving the goals

9. Evaluate and measure the success

10. Follow up

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Author's Bio: 

Dr. Mary E. Waters is an author, speaker, business consultant. She is the author of “Easy Business for Women with Little or No Money.” She strives on helping people to start their own business with little or no money. For many years, she has been helping people make their dreams of becoming a successful business owner come true! Easy Business for Women with Little or No Money, Author: Dr. M. E. Waters,
Release Date: Feb 20, 2006, ISBN: 0759605963, ISBN: 9780759605961, ISBN: 9780759605978, Mail to: tina@mail.org, http://www.waienterprises.com
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