Setting and Managing Organizational Priorities


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Setting and Managing Priorities within the Organization: Mission and Goals

Overview/Description
Getting your priorities straight, no matter where you are in your organization, is about keeping a focus on your goals. It requires you to think about the bigger picture to ensure your department’s work supports the strategic objectives of your organization as effectively as possible. This course helps you establish priorities for your group by ensuring that its goals are properly aligned with the company-wide goals and mission. It begins by clarifying the distinction between strategic, tactical, and operational goals. It then shows you how to create effective goals. Next it takes you through a step-by-step process for ensuring that the departmental goals you create are suitably aligned with the strategic objectives of the organization. This includes helping you identify imperatives for action that keep you focused and on track to meet your objectives and ensure your team is working effectively through properly identified priorities.

Target Audience
Team leads, supervisors, managers, directors, and strategic planners who manage organizational priorities to drive organizational success

Expected Duration (hours)
1.0

Lesson Objectives
Setting and Managing Priorities within the Organization: Mission and Goals

  • distinguish different kinds of business goals
  • recognize the benefits of setting goals
  • recognize how to set effective goals for organizational units
  • align unit goals with company-wide goals and mission
  • derive imperatives from unit goals

Setting and Managing Priorities within the Organization: Deciphering Priorities

Overview/Description

As a manager, you need to be able to determine the difference between what has to be done and what has to be done first. By establishing clear priorities, you provide your team with the focus it needs to take the most effective action and achieve its goals more quickly. If the department’s priorities aren’t deciphered and defined, the team may lose sight of what’s most important and fall behind on objectives and performance. This course helps you set priorities for your departmental team. It begins by explaining the importance of managing priorities appropriately and the dangers of failing to do so. Next, it shows you how to use the Eisenhower principle to rank tasks in terms of importance and urgency. It then walks you through a detailed Pareto technique for deciding how to prioritize among problems in a given scenario and gives you an opportunity to practice this method. Finally, it teaches you some best practice principles for measuring performance on priorities.

Target Audience
Team leads, supervisors, managers, directors, and strategic planners who manage organizational priorities to drive organizational success

Expected Duration (hours)
1.0

Lesson Objectives

Setting and Managing Priorities within the Organization: Deciphering Priorities

  • recognize benefits of effective team priority management
  • recognize true statements about priorities and prioritizing
  • use the Eisenhower hierarchy to deal effectively with priorities in a given scenario
  • use the Pareto technique to prioritize problem groups in a given scenario
  • recognize how to follow best practice for measuring performance on priorities

Setting and Managing Priorities within the Organization: Motivation

Overview/Description

Harnessed properly, personal motivators can become the driving force for action on your department’s priorities. As a first step to energizing your team to take action on the priority tasks and issues, you need to understand the values and rewards that motivate you and your team members. This enables you to get the most from your team. This course shows the impact that motivation has on your team’s approach to its work. You’ll learn about the importance of motivation for performance on priorities and some basic principles for taking actions to address team members’ higher needs. You’ll learn a technique for assessing your own motivational drivers and discover time management skills to help you stay motivated on priorities. And you’ll see how to relate team priorities to individual team members to tap their full potential and focus their energy and enthusiasm toward action on your department’s priorities.

Target Audience
Team leads, supervisors, managers, directors, and strategic planners who manage organizational priorities to drive organizational success

Expected Duration (hours)
1.0

Lesson Objectives

Setting and Managing Priorities within the Organization: Motivation

  • recognize management actions that appeal to employees’ higher level needs
  • recognize the connection between motivators and goal priorities
  • recognize how to manage your time wisely to further organizational priorities
  • recognize how to keep your team motivated on the right priorities

Setting and Managing Priorities within the Organization: Communication

Overview/Description

As a manager, you’re responsible for ensuring that your team is focused on priorities – the goals that further your organization. But you can’t achieve this without effective communication. You must convey to your employees what the priorities are, why they are priorities, and what their role is in advancing those priorities. Otherwise your team will be pulling in different directions rather than being united by a common sense of purpose. This course explains the elements of effective communication specific to laying out priorities. It gives you guidelines on preparing and developing a message that will resonate with your team. And it teaches you delivery and listening techniques to help you engage your employees in the priorities to motivate them to take action as a team with a clear focus.

Target Audience
Team leads, supervisors, managers, directors, and strategic planners who manage organizational priorities to drive organizational success

Expected Duration (hours)
1.0

Lesson Objectives

Setting and Managing Priorities within the Organization: Communication

  • prepare to communicate priorities to employees
  • recognize guidelines for communicating a priorities message to an employee
  • recognize how to listen effectively when discussing priorities with an employee
  • communicate priorities effectively in a given scenario

Do You Share Your Organization’s Values?

Overview/Description

When your values and beliefs align with the values of your organization, going to work each day can feel like a rewarding, enriching experience. But what if they don’t? How do you overcome feelings of value misalignment or conflict, and do so without affecting your work or your professional relationships? This Impact Series product explores ways of identifying and addressing areas of personal and organizational value conflict.

Target Audience
Professionals in non-managerial roles who wish to improve their ability to act according to their personal and organizational values.

Expected Duration (hours)
0.1




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