Examples of SMART Goals and Objectives

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Examples of SMART Goals and

SMART is an acronym that for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, and Timely. Erica Olsen. The President of Marketing at M3Planning goals as 1-3 year action

SMART goals and objectives, are the guiding principles that articulate the approaches that you in the pursuit of your desired outcomes.

Spelling Out Your Goals

A number of examples of goals and objectives can be used for The difference between an idea and a is that a goal has a plan for from the idea stage to the where what you want to is a reality. If you think, Someday I like to…, this is an or a wish but not a goal.

While ideas certainly have place in our lives, it is unrealistic to them goals without a

SMART goals simply your performance expectations. You to spell out these expectations in a quantifiable, observable, and predictable Below are some demonstrations of goals and objectives.


In to be successful in reaching a goal, you to have a clear picture in mind as to what you want to Include a set number or level possible. You may say to yourself, We want to increase sales, or cut costs. are not examples of SMART goals and because they are not specific How much sales do you want to

You need to have a precise of what you want the end result to be in mind.

Sample Goal: Ed the President and CEO of Group Harmonics, that goals are actionable they are specific. You could a goal: I want to cut down my operational expenses by 25 percent the next three months by the number of employee shifts four to three. In this the specific goal is to cut down the costs of your restaurant by 25 within the next three

Saving the costs of operations by 25 therefore, will be the primary that you have set out to achieve in the three months.


and objectives are measurable when you can them: How many sales amount or number) do you want to How much money do you want to per week, month, or year? You to achieve expediency in the pursuit of goals when you know the pace of your progress achieving your measured

Sample Goal: A goal to the total number of your arrivals in your hotel, for would only become if you state the desired quantity by you would like to increase the For example, you could state year, the company will the annual guest arrivals by 20 from 1,500 guests to guests. You would definitely be to measure these goals your target timeframe.


A goal is said to be when its accomplishment is within The goals you set for yourself need to be Is the goal something you have and abilities to achieve? Is this something you are motivated to achieve?

Are you to take steps and perform necessary to achieve your

Dave Lavinsky. the Co-Founder and of Growthink, contends that you say I want to become a black in the next four months is an example of a goal that is not because there is a series of involved. It actually takes an to attain a goal and whether goal is attainable has a lot to do with willingness and capability to achieve the

Sample Goal: Instead, you say, I bought a new management software for my bookstore and I want my to be trained on how to use the software within the three months. It is very to craft goals that you can conveniently and efficiently.


A goal is one that is within a range of achievement. You cannot to increase sales by 20 percent in two for example.

Sample Goal: sales by 20 percent in 20 weeks. is a realistic goal. You risk lack of motivation when you set high performance targets for employees or yourself.


must have specific Determine how long you will yourself to reach the goal, in days, weeks, or months, or set a date by which you will the goal. Mark this date on your calendar and it in plain sight.

This serves as a reminder and keep you motivated.

Sample Divide the steps involved in your goal into steps. For example, if you plan to a two week training program for employees, this is how you could your timely objective: Our program will commence on 18, 2012 and last for the next two Each employee is expected to one class per week until the end of the on Friday, June 29, 2012.

Examples of SMART Goals and

Here are some other of SMART goals and objectives:

My is going to sign new contracts [number] new suppliers in the next months. I will contact of potential suppliers each By [date], I will be working these new suppliers.

We will the annual agricultural exhibition at the Mayfair Hotel on [date]. We are to displaying our distinctive veterinary [number] times per week. We schedule our weekly programs for exhibition and keep track of all our marketing sessions throughout the

By [date], we will have [number] of interactive marketing

Our company will recruit new IT professionals in July this We will advertise for the new positions in the and online media on [date] and interviews on [date]. Successful will start work on

We want to grow our revenue to dollars in the next 12 months.


Research findings by Locke. a pioneer researcher of setting and motivation theory, a direct relationship between the of SMART goals and the successful of tasks. According to Locke, were motivated by clear and appropriate feedback. Organizations can SMART goals to promote participative decision making, and responsibility among employees.

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