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Why do organizations fail to achieve their goals?

Updated: Jun 19

Robertas Šerėnas, partner of "LEANERS", consultant of public sector organisations.

Organizations often face challenges in achieving their goals. In our experience, there are usually several reasons for this:

There are simply no goals. Without clearly defined goals, organizations cannot measure progress or success. Goals are the map to success, without them the organization wanders without direction.

There are too many of them. When organizations set too many goals, employees can feel overwhelmed. This can cause stress and reduce motivation, as employees do not know where to start or what to prioritize.

Employees don't know what they are or don't understand them. Clear communication is vital. If employees do not know what the organization's goals are, if they are complex and difficult to understand, employees will not be able to achieve these goals effectively.

Employees are not committed to achieving them and are not responsible for progress. Important factors that motivate employees to achieve goals are Commitment and Responsibility. Without them, the goals remain only on paper and there is no aim to achieve them.

They don't know what to do. A clear plan of action is essential. Employees need to know the specific steps that need to be taken to achieve the organization's goals.

You don't have time for them - you are drowning in everyday life. Time management and prioritization are essential. Organizations need to ensure that day-to-day tasks do not interfere with long-term goals and that there is time to pursue them.

Have you wondered which of the reasons is relevant in your organization? Let's talk about where to start to achieve your goals.

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