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Games
"Games” are abstractions that may or may not reflect reality, and which set up a construct of rules that must be followed to achieve a desired outcome. The point of a game is to master the rules. “Serious games” are those for which the purpose is to support a business or organizational objective, such as training a skill.
 
Generation-X
"Generation-X" are those individuals who were born between 1965 and 1980, and are thought to be self-reliant, willing to change rules, and tribal and community-oriented.
 
Generation-Y

“Generation-Y” (also known as “Millennials”) are those individuals who were born between 1981 and 2000, and are culturally thought to be confident, impatient, socially conscious, family-centric (or “tribal-oriented”) and technology-savvy.

 
Global Awareness
The lack of ethnocentricity; the acknowledgement of other countries and cultures.
 
Global Inclusion & Diversity Services
The services that ensure a company employs a diverse workforce (both men and women, people of many generations, and people from ethnically and racially diverse backgrounds, as well as those coming with different experiences, different cultures and different capabilities) to create a better equipped workforce, which can help an organization to thrive.
 
Global Workforce Management Services
Services concerning the management practices for the movement of and management of employees on a global scale.
 
Goal Alignment
Any process in place to ensure that individual performance targets are at least complementary to, if not directly cascaded from, team and organizational targets.
 
Goal Management
Goal management is the process of establishing quantitative and qualitative goals for each employee. These goals are reviewed by the manager and are typically associated with initiatives” or “competencies” for the organization. Workflow issues include manager approval, setting goals within established measurement ranges, and establishing a hierarchy of goals. Goals typically are SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Timebound).

Goals typically fall into the following categories: financial, customer service, employee-based, and internal-process-based. As a tool for creating business alignment, the performance management system should have a set of corporate goals from which individual goals derive. There are many tips and techniques for establishing SMART goals and these are often embedded in the performance management software.
 
Goal-Cascading
The term “goal-cascading” refers to the process of communicating higher-level goals (super goals) to the next level down in the organizational hierarchy. It also includes the establishment by that lower level of employees of subgoals that align with the super goals.
 
Governance

The system and processes through which decisions are made; the structure for authority.