Why is it so important to set SMART goals?

S.M.A.R.T. goals have long been a framework for setting goals that are more attainable and realistic.

Why is the way that you set goals so important?

Goals help create a sense of accountability and allow individuals to assess progress they’re making along the way.

What does SMART goals stand for?

S = Smart

M = Measurable

A = Attainable

R = Relevant

T = Timely

The idea of development through feedback and motivation is one which considers the more human-like idea of improving through iteration after iteration; using ‘baby-steps’ to make your way to achievement.

Why is it important for employers to set SMART goals?

For employers, SMART goals might be the difference between having documentation to support any promotions — or layoffs.

Why is it important for employees to set SMART goals?

For employees, the advantage of having an evaluation is all about receiving input, feedback, and direction on performance, with the added bonus of being motivated to continue work that is in progress.

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