goal congruence

Dictionary of Accounting Terms for: goal congruence
goal congruence

term used when the same goals are shared by top managers and their subordinates. This is one of the many criteria used to judge the performance of an accounting system. The system can achieve its goal more effectively and perform better when organizational goals can be well aligned with the personal and group goals of subordinates and superiors. The goals of the company should be the same as the goals of the individual business segments. Corporate goals can be communicated by budgets, organization charts, and job descriptions.

Dictionary of Business Terms for: goal congruence
goal congruence

consistency or agreement of actions with organizational goals. It identifies the managerial principle that all of a firm’s subgoals must be congruent to achieve one central set of objectives.

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