Goals and Objectives
June 15, 2014
Goals and Objectives
Knowing the differences between goals and objectives is vital for any organization. This is an essential part of being able to analyze their services and programs. Latent and manifest functions, long term and short term goals and objectives are parts of the program that needs to be understood in order for the organization to be successful.
The organization that I chose is The United States Department of Human and Health Services. This organizations goals and objectives are clearly stated on their web page. The mission of the United States Department of Health and Human Services is: “to ...view middle of the document...
It is very often not intentional and goes unrecognized. Latent function is the complete opposite of the manifest function. “The United States Department of Health and Human Service’s is very open about their goals and objectives. Every service that offered through this organization is very well stated in their mission statement and is also very easy to find on their web site.
Goals and objectives are very often confused between each other. Overall they are both words that a person would use to describe something that they would want to achieve but when compared to each other they have very different meanings. Goals and objectives are both desired outcomes by a person but the time frame is something that sets them apart. Goals typically will not be measurable or tangible but, objectives have to be able to be measured and must be tangible. Goals have a longer time frame then objectives. Goals are thought of as long term while objectives are considered short and midterm.
One of the programs that falls under The United States Department of Health and Human Services is: “Food and Drug Administration (FDA)”. According to The Food and Drug Administration [FDA], “FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food...