Strategic Planning / Goal Setting
Dr. Alan Williams, MemberAll of these should always come from the very top of the organization
and in companies / organizations where this is done well the CEO will be very active and well involved.
There should be involvement in the process
, something like 'accountability cascade' or similar with the process actively involving staff at each level is discussion of goals / what success would look like, priorities, etc. But setting goals from the bottom up is a flawed approach
and to my mind shows a failure of top management.
As a long term organizational consultant I have noted again and again that high performance is more likely (many other factors of course) where goals are totally clear, have been discussed openly by senior management and there is a cascading process.