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Date: 2021-01-15 Page is: DBtxt003.php L070-MG-MANAGEMENT-GOALS
MANAGEMENT GOALS
GOALS LINK TO STRATEGY ... BUT NOT ENOUGH TO ENSURE PROGRESS AND PERFORMANCE
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GOALS ARE THE EASY PART

Goals are necessary, but insufficient for the effective management of anything.

Goals are very helpful in describing what an organization is trying to do. They are a great tool for the public relations department, and somewhat helpful in marketing ... but for the management of an organization they merely serve to point the organization in a direction, but do rather little to enable to actual journey to efficient realization of the goals.

In the corporate world, goals are often used as a way of messaging what the customer or client wants to hear, with little or no connection with the actual way in which the organization conducts its business. This has been a common practice with respect to corporate GHG emissions and impact on climate change. Having goals, and actually investing in the technology to meet the goals tend to be very different realities.

In the world of international development and humanitarian assistance, goals are a big talking point. There is some value in talking about important things, but if the only thing that happens is talk, then the value of goals is quite modest ...especially when compared to the importance of the issues needing to be addressed.

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UN SDGs - SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
SDGs - SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were launched by the United Nations in 2015 after about two years of meetings, talk and draft proposals. The members of the UN embraced a set of 17 SDGs together with more than 120 indicators of progress. This is a replacement for the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) that were adopted in 2000. An important criticism of the SDGs is that they represent discontinuity from the MDGs to the SDGs and much of the momentum that was in place for the MDGs was lost in the transition.

While 17 goals and a multitude of targets and indicators is a weakness, on the upside, the reason why so many goals, targets and indicators were embraced is that many more important economic actors were engaged in 2015 compared to 2000, and that is positive.

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