Goal & Goal Statement Glossary Index
"Goal" as a term is used widely and in different ways in planning and management literature.
  • Goals provide general purpose and direction.
  • Goals desribe a desired outcome.
  • Goals must be achievable and feasable.
  • A goal is a high level strategic statement.
  • A goal is general and timeless.
  • A goal is person's primary motivator.
  • Example:
     - The Department of Health and Human Services will help insure the safe delivery of health care services to the public.

A goal statement is a clearly articulated, general statement that describes future state of affairs and provides general direction, purpose or intent of what needs to be accomplished.

See Also: Objective - Mission -