Can someone please explain what "business goals in retrospect" is?

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Ashley Kannan eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The term sounds it like it came from a source or some type of writing.  If this is the case, I can suggest that it is really important that you go back to the source and examine what its underlying thoughts are and how the phrase is used in this context.  Outside of this, I can surmise that the use of the phrase is in a setting of a time that has passed.  When businesses start, they have certain goals to which they aspire at the outset of their commencement.  Over time, there are realities that each endeavor faces which bring to light the stated goals at the start of the journey.  Perhaps, some of those goals had to be modified given realistic contexts, and some of them might have had to be altered or even abandoned.  "Business goals in retrospect" sound to me as a "State of the Business Union" address where individuals in the position of power are assessing how things have materialized in terms of those goals and how the present has impacted the view of these goals in the past.