Goal Types are used to determine who is responsible for a Goal and how it relates to other Goals within the company.

There are 6 different Goal Types.

What are the Different Goal Types?

1. Personal Developmental Goals

A Personal Developmental Goal relates to the skills and professional growth of its owner.

Example; "Complete leadership training."

Personal Developmental Goals can be created by anyone. They can be either public or private. Private goals can only be seen by you, your direct manager and the Goal Admin.

2. Personal Operational Goals

A Personal Operational Goal relates to the owner's specific contribution to the team and company.

Example; "Successfully implement the weekly newsletter"

Personal operational goals can be created by anyone. They can be either public or private. Private goals can only be seen by you, your direct manager and the Goal Admin.

3. Team Goals

Team Goals relate to members of the same team or a cross-functional team, who are coming together to deliver a specific objective.

Example; "Promote our design team as the best place to work"

Team Goals can be created by anyone. They can be either public or private. Private goals can only be seen by you, your direct manager and the Goal Admin.

4. Department Goals

Department Goals relate to a specific department. Ideally, these should feed into the overall company goals.

Example; "Research and improve customer satisfaction"

Department Goals can only be created by someone who is a member of that department. They can be either public or private. Private goals can only be seen by you, your direct manager and the Goal Admin.

5. Site Goals

Site Goals relate to a specific site, such as an office.

Example; "Increase energy efficiency in the Berlin office"

This goal type will only be visible if the feature is enabled, which Admins can do via the Admin Dashboard.

Site Goals can only be created by someone who is a member of a site. They can be either public or private. Private goals can only be seen by you, your direct manager and the Goal Admin.

6. Company Goals

Company Goals represent the top-level goals within your company.

Example; "Achieve record revenues while increasing profitability"

Usually, all other Goals will affect the completion of these Goals, through Goal alignment.

Company Goals can only be created by Goal Admins. Admins can edit permissions around Goal Admins via the Admin Dashboard. They can be either public or private. Private goals can only be seen by you, your direct manager and the Goal Admin.

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