Use this to devise realistic targets that can be monitored and evaluated.
Managers make decisions. Then they have to implement them. That’s when SMART target setting becomes essential.
Specific: The target is clearly defined and there is no room for misunderstanding.
Measurable: The progress towards, and the achievement of, the target is measurable.
Achievable: It is possible to achieve the target within the specified timescale.
Realistic: The target is achievable given the organisation’s current resources and expertise.
Timed: The deadline is achievable but challenging.