Wednesday, May 19, 2010

SMART Goals

Everyone needs goals - they are what get us out of bed in the morning. Most of the time people think they have a goal when they just want something. It can't be called a goal unless it is SMART. 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 2010. Even with all the bad we hear and read about, there are some good things to discuss.
 
When people have something worth working towards they are more energized and ready to grow and stretch.

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