Establishing Focus

Aligns personnel and other resources in a manner consistent with organizational vision and objectives.

Key Behaviors:

  • Creates personal job goals and organizational goals based on organizational vision
  • Takes responsibility for developing, communicating, and gaining commitment to broad organizational goals
  • Helps others understand how their work relates to the organizational vision and ensures that job goals are fully aligned with organizational goals
  • Identifies goals that are not aligned with the organizational vision and takes steps to shift the focus
  • Identifies and acquires necessary personnel, resources and information
  • Ensures that resources, time, and attention are allocated in proportion to organization priorities

Developmental opportunities for this competency are available from the NIH Training Center.