The goals set for a period can be aligned to other goals. Alignment creates the connection, sometimes called linkage, between goals on the goal plans of people throughout a company.
Goals may be aligned in the following ways:
Cascade-link (alternatively known as cascade-align)
Goal alignment also allows employees to feel more tied to the organization’s goals. When goals are aligned, SAP SuccessFactors enables managers and others with certain rights to view information regarding the progress of the aligned goals.
Cascade-Push Alignment Method
The Cascade-Push Alignment method is the most common way to create alignment between goals and is usually performed downward in an organization structure. However, cascading may also be performed between any individuals in an organization regardless of level. This allows for the highest level of flexibility.
Watch this video to learn about Cascade-Push.
Cascade-Pull Alignment Method
If permissioned accordingly, any employee can pull a goal from another employee’s goal plan for alignment purposes.
Watch this video to learn about the Cascade-Pull Alignment method.
Cascade-Align (Linking) Method
Linking goals is the ability to tie together two existing goals that are related or interdependent between individuals. Once two goals are linked, employees gain visibility of the progress toward the goal’s completion.
Watch this video to learn about Cascade-Align.