The Goals Grid is an easy to use and flexible tool for jump-starting team dialogue and the strategic planning process.
Four basic categories of goals are expressed on a single page with a Goals Grid: ACHIEVE, PRESERVE, AVOID, and ELIMINATE.
Created by Fred Nickols and Ray Ledgerwood, a Goals Grid will prompt you to think about the Yes and No answers to two simple questions:
1. Do you want it? and
2. Do you have it?
For participants of long-range planning workshops, a visible Goals Grid becomes an important reference point to maintain group consensus and discover any conflicting objectives as strategic questions are debated.
As a team or on your own, creating a Goals Grid and refreshing it annually is engaging, effective and efficient.