Measurable Goals

Though Smart Goals are more management centric, penning them down is not that easy. It takes some patience and research to determine and ensure that the goals of the employee are effective. Many types of research point to the reality that almost half of the employees are not aware of what are the organizational goals of the company.

So the question is how the organization will succeed. Now let us understand what measurable goals are.Setting goals is a vital aspect related to the motivation of the employees. When goals are set the employees look up to new rewards along with accomplishments and pushing their performance to new heights.

1. Specific


You need to specify clearly on what you expect the employee to do. As far as possible, avoid action verbs. The level of detail though depends on the experience level along with the personality of the employees. For example, an experienced employee will need less level of detail than a competent person.

2. Measurable


You need to understand how you will measure success. It is in terms of quantity, quality or cost. Say in an organization, the sales will increase by 25 % or more. The measurable goals can be watched carefully and achieved as per schedule.

3. Agree upon

agree upon

You need to ensure that all the employees and the manager agree to all the elements of the goal. They should have shared expectations or outcomes related to the goal. It makes them have a feel of being a part of goal achievement team.

4. Realistic


Ensure that the goal is realistic, practical and it is within the scope of the employee’s realm of authority, and capabilities.

5. Time-Bound

time bound

You need to specify precisely what period the goal is completed and by when. Say by the end of quarter 2, the sales will be achieved to this tune.

6. Relevant


One needs to ensure that the goal set is relevant to the qualifications along with the skill sets of the employees when the goal is appropriate you can link it to a higher level departmental goal, and this is bound to give the employee a particular context to work upon as well.

7. Productive


It can be defined, as the amount of productive work that is accomplished within a given time frame. Productivity can be measured in units produced or for the matter of fact the customers that are served. Say, for example, the productivity of a data entry worker would be to increase his typing speed per month till he reaches a certain level

To sum it up, the goals need to be specific and state what is expected. How specific the goal is that depends upon the level of the employer. They need to be designed in such a manner that they need to foster an unusual degree of understanding and commitment on the part of the employees.

So get set to rock and explicitly specify your measurable goals.

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