Thursday, February 12, 2009

S.M.A.R.T. Goals

SMART goals are goals that have the following five characteristics.

S - specific
M - measurable
A - attainable
R - realistic
T - time bound

This year every person in our company has a personal development program that consists of at least four goals that relate to his/her job and one goal that is a personal education goal. These five goals have to pass the SMART test and they are then part of a quarterly review.

The goals are also related to the companies Strategic Plan, so we have about one hundred people all working towards a defined plan. We believe this is going to make a positive difference in 2009. Even with all the bad we hear and read about, there are some good things to discuss.

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