Goal type helps you categorize who is contributing to and driving the achievement of this goal. It also helps your coworkers quickly identify the scope of your goal and the people involved.
There are three different goal types: organization, team, and individual goals.
Organization goals are high-level, company goals that multiple teams and/or departments are contributing to. These types of goals are usually longer-term (i.e. yearly goals), and will likely have numerous supporting subgoals. A few examples of organization goals include: launching a new product, gaining market share, or becoming profitable.
While you can create as many organization goals as you’d like, we recommend no more than 3-5 at any one time to help your teams maintain focus.
Team goals are goals specific to a team. For example, a sales team may have a team goal of “Hit $10M in new sales.”
We recommend that your team goals are designed to support organization goals to ensure your team’s efforts are aligned with company-level objectives. To make the relationship between team goals and organization goals that much more transparent, you can link goals together by designating subgoals and parent goals.
Individual goals are goals specific to an individual. A few examples of individual goals are “Get promoted to manager”, “Develop X new skill”, or “Talk at a conference.”
Remember: goals can be private or public. Most may feel inclined to set their individual goals to private, but you may want to explore making it public - you may just have a teammate who can help you get to that next level!