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Transcript of Get S.M.A.R.T
that supports or is in alignment with other goals would be considered a relevant goal. This part of the S.M.A.R.T. goal criteria is intended to prevent goals from being overtaken by the day-to-day crises that invariably arise in an organization A specific goal will usually answer the five "W" questions:
What: What do I want to accomplish?
Why: Specific reasons, purpose or benefits of accomplishing the goal.
Who: Who is involved?
Where: Identify a location.
Which: Identify requirements and constraints. An attainable goal will usually answer the question:
How can the goal be accomplished?
Are the goals realistic and attainable?
Do I have the attitudes, abilities, skills and financial capacity to reach the goal?
How will I know if I have reached my goals? A relevant goal can answer yes to these questions:
Does this seem worthwhile?
Is this the right time?
Does this match our other efforts/needs?
Are you the right person? A time-bound goal will usually answer the question:
What can I do 6 months from now?
What can I do 6 weeks from now? A measurable goal will usually answer questions such as:
How will I know when it is accomplished? Many organizations assume that goals fail for many reasons. Actually, goals fail for just a few reasons:
They are poorly defined and are not attainable
They Lack a “buy in” from participants
They set-up conflicts between organizational members
They lack sufficient resources to be attained.
They lack effective communication between parties Why focus on SMART Method? Successful organizational goals will:
Set a blueprint for reaching a future state of being different from the current
Create desired results
Provide opportunities to remove current barriers to success
Contribute to the mission statement. Successful goals require consensus from the participants and commitment to the group --- in other words compromise, collaboration and communication.