Goals are a big thing this time of year. Whether you believe New Year's resolutions work or not, research shows that people who create goals for themselves are more successful. In fact, according to goal management solutions provider Workboard, people lose 30 percent of their capacity and performance potential by not focusing on goals.

Targets are critical when it comes to companies achieving more, as well. Teams which are engaged in reaching goals see a 28 percent higher same-year operating margin, yet a mere 7 percent of employees understand what they need to actually do to help their organization reach its goals.

Check out this infographic, which offers more interesting statistics on the subject.

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