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  • Writer's pictureZack Ross

Is an objective part of your job description?

Updated: Mar 29, 2023

Simply put, no, an objective is not a daily task list.

An objective is not typically part of a job description, although it may be related to the overall goals and priorities of the organization. Job descriptions typically outline the specific duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required for a particular role, while objectives are specific and measurable outcomes that employees are expected to achieve within a certain timeframe.

However, objectives may be discussed and agreed upon between an employee and their manager as part of the performance management process. These objectives are often designed to support the overall goals and priorities of the organization, but are tailored to the specific role and responsibilities of the individual employee. In this sense, objectives can be seen as a complement to the job description, providing a clear focus and direction for an employee's work.

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