Problems with achieving goals can sometimes be traced back to incompetent management.

  • One decision or goal may confuse or contradict another
  • Decisions may be delayed too long for goals to be effectively completed
  • Managers may not have realized or identified conditions that may have changed
  • Some or all of the decision rationale may be held too close to the chest, rather than openly shared with the assignee
  • Decisions may lack clarity or focus or alignment, any of which can derail goals or goal setting
  • Too many managers may become inolved
  • Complex systems or processes, or too many, may be imposed as necessary conditions
  • Older programs may have become obsolete and may stand in the way of the current ones
  • Resources may be drained or redirected because of previous programs which are now “sacred cows”
  • Changes may be demanded frequently and may create plenty of waste while goals are being implemented
  • Hidden agendas may create many problems or suspicions
  • Sharing pieces of the same goal among others