Exercise M2.03.3. The Action Plan: Setting SMART objectives
Targets can be set based upon:
- Taking on new responsibilities
- Developing role at work
- Skills acquired over time
- Level of support given by a mentor/ coach
- Interpersonal Skills
- Attitudes and behaviours
A simple acronym used to set objectives is called SMART objectives. SMART stands for:
1. Specific – Objectives should specify what they want to achieve.
2. Measurable – You should be able to measure whether you are meeting the objectives or not.
3. Achievable - Are the objectives you set, achievable and attainable?
4. Realistic – Can you realistically achieve the objectives with the resources you have?
5. Time – When do you want to achieve the set objectives?
When setting targets:
- Break the overall goal into separate chunks
- Be clear on what it is you need to do in each step
- Be specific on each step
- Identify what, when and how?
- Identify who you need to help you achieve your goals
- Set time aside to review your progress and adjust the plan if you need to.
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