6 Reasons Not to Use SMART Goals For Everything

You’re probably familiar with the concept of SMART goals. SMART is commonly defined as Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time-bound. Organizations use these goals with two primary aims in mind. When addressing each aspect of the initials in SMART goals,…

How to Set Goals the SMART Way

Goal setting is an undeniably important step on the road to achievement, be it personal, or in the workplace. Goals serve four basic functions: providing guidance and direction, facilitating planning, motivating and inspiring employees, and helping evaluate and control performance….

When Good Goals Go Bad

Setting expectations for employees is the most critical step in any performance management process. A great article by Leigh Anthony describes how this fundamental step provides focus, increases motivation, helps employees to prioritize their responsibilities and offers measurability. Overall, it…