View Goals - Hierarchy

The Hierarchy page gives a visual representation of the user's goals and where they fit into the overall corporate strategy. For each goal, users can see to which goals it is aligned and all of the other goals that have aligned with it.

Administrator Note: A preference in Corporate Preferences determines whether the goal owner/assignee's Goal Preferences and Goal Configurations are applied in Universal Profile Snapshot, Goals, and Goal Rating steps within performance reviews. Shared goals respect the goal owner's preferences and configurations.

To view the Hierarchy page, go to Performance > Goals. Then, click the Hierarchy tab. This tab is not available if the Hierarchy page is disabled or if alignment is disabled.

Create Goal

To create a new goal, click the Create button in the upper-right corner of the page. This option is only available if you have permission to create a goal. See Goal - Create/Edit.


The following options are available in the Options drop-down menu:

  • Download PDF - Select this option to export your entire goal hierarchy to a PDF document.

Search Goals

Use the filters to determine which goals are displayed.

Use the date filters to select a specific time period. Then, click the Search button to update the display. If any part of a goal falls within that time frame, the goal will display. The following date filters are available:

  • Goal Period - From the drop-down menu, select a defined date range.
  • Date Range - Using the Calendar tools, select a specific start date and end date.

View Goal Hierarchy

Initially, you will only see your own goals regardless of whether or not they are aligned.

If your goal is aligned with at least one other goal, a Right arrow appears to the right of the goal's status. Either click the goal title or the Right arrow to view full hierarchy of the goal. The title of your goal is bold so that it is more easily identified. Goals are indented to indicate their level in the goal hierarchy. All goals that appear with the same indentation are at the same level in the hierarchy. In the hierarchy, the goal that appears directly above yours is the goal to which you aligned your goal. Goals that appear below yours are goals that have been aligned to your goal.

To hide a goal's hierarchy, either click the goal title or the Down arrow .

The following information is displayed for each goal in the hierarchy:

  • Title - If the goal is aligned with at least one other goal, then you can click the goal title to view the full goal hierarchy. If the goal is not aligned with any other goals, then the title is not a hyperlink.
  • Owner - This displays the goal owner. Click the owner's name to view their Universal Profile - Bio. See Universal Profile - Bio Overview.
  • Due Date
  • Status - This displays the goal's current status. The status text is displayed in the color that is associated with the goal status. Goal status can be determined by goal, task, and target progress and can also factor in the amount of time remaining for completion. It is used to indicate the overall standing of the goal. These settings are determined by the preferences set by the system administrator.