Lesson 1, Topic 2
The Differences Between Goals & Objectives
The concepts “Goals” and “Objectives” are related and yet, different. Some management academics would say that the difference between goals and objectives is that a goal is a description of a destination while an objective is a measure of the progress that is needed to get to the destination.
The table below shows some differences between goals and objectives.
|1.||Broad in Scope||Narrow in Scope|
|2.||General intention or direction||Specific or precise in nature|
|3.||The end||The means to an end|
|4.||Long term||Short term|
|5.||Abstract||Solid or concrete|
|6.||Cannot be easily measured |
|Can be easily measured |
Example of a Goal:
- I want to be the overall best JSS 2 student in my school at the end of the session.
Example of an Objective:
- I want to get all A’s in my result this term.