Workplace Reality #2: “Organization deliberately sets up conflicting goals for people”

This post is part of the series on 9 Realities of Modern Workplace.

In this post, we talk about Reality #2: "Organization deliberately sets up goals for people and departments that conflict with each other".

There are 2 reasons why organizations end up creating conflicting goals:

  1. Organizations need a healthy checks-and-balances system. They need one set of people to keep a tab on what another set is doing and hold them accountable. For example, finance team is there to make sure money is not being spent unwisely by other groups (of course, they have other goals too!).