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Last updated 22 Mar 2021
Corporate objectives are those that relate to the business as a whole. They are usually set by the top management of the business and they provide the focus for setting more detailed objectives for the main functional activities of the business.
This can be illustrated as follows:
Corporate objectives tend to focus on the desired performance and results of the business. It is important that corporate objectives cover a range of key areas where the business wants to achieve results rather than focusing on a single objective.
Peter Drucker suggested that corporate objectives should cover eight key areas: