Goal Setting Templates
Goal setting templates are extremely useful to accomplish both:To effectively manage the performance of your direct reports To keep track of your own progress
The most effective template that I have seen - and used - is the template that is based on the SMART formula, where ... S stands for SPECIFICM stands for MEASURABLEA stands for ATTAINABLER stands for RELEVANTT stands for TIME BOUND
Please click here to read a detailed explanation about each one of these SMART terms.
GOAL SETTING TEMPLATE
Once you have agreed – together with your employees – about their specific goals that they must reach, take every single one of these goals, place them inside this template – or even better – have your employees make their own templates, and then, use them to keep track of their progress in an ongoing basis along the way.
You must remember Two Facts: First, not setting SMART goals is a primary cause of low performanceSecond, ongoing feedback is one of the most effective and powerful performance management tools (to learn how to properly give feedback, please read these guidelines)
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