A goal is something we aim to achieve, an end result.
For example quality service, market leadership, number one sales person or employer of choice.

Our goals are our motivation.

An objective is a deliverable, it is measurable and within a timeframe. For example $23m by year end, 10 sales meetings per month or 90% staff utilisation per month.

Objectives support goals.

This is how we are going to achieve our goals, these are what we should do. For example implement a quality review process, add extra product functionality or increase product marketing in a specific vertical sector.

Strategies support Objectives.

Plans are specific elements of the strategy. They are what we are going to do in the short term (next 30 days) to move the strategy on.
For example select a marketing agency by the end of October or complete the product specification by October.

Plans support Strategies.

Actions are day to day activities and are specific details of a plan.
For example ring Bill at Alpha Marketing Services.

Actions support Plans.

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What is GOSPA Planning

GOSPA is a business planning and performance management methodology that aligns actions within an organisation.

GOSPA Planning:-

Provides a methodology for agreeing and documenting a corporate and/or departmental business plan.

Establishes a process for cascading corporate goals throughout the organisation.

Enables management to monitor performance against goals, objectives, strategies, plans and actions.

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