How to develop a S.M.A.R.T. Goal
- S Specific What, specifically, must I accomplish?
- M Measurable How will I know when it is accomplished, what will the activity or outcome look like?
- A Achievable, Have I aimed too high or not high enough? Have I discussed and agreed upon my goal with the right people?
- R Relevant Can it realistically be done with the people and resources I have?
- T Time-bound When does it need to be done by? When will it be most helpful to our business strategy?
GOAL: To make our employees healthier - This is NOT a S.M.A.R.T. goal!
(This is not specific to measure and has no time limit.)
GOAL: ‘To encourage staff to take a break and at the same time get some exercise (relevant), our Employee Safety & Wellness team will ensure 30% (measurable) of all staff participate in a ‘walkathon at lunch’ (specific) on October 15 (time) by ensuring communications in the form of emails, posters, flyers, staff forums and leaders forums, reach all staff and incentives/rewards will be available (attainable.)’ –
(This IS a S.M.A.R.T. goal as it clearly includes specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and timely elements within the goal.)