What makes a good objective?

Posted on August 25, 2017 at 09:38 AM

good objective writingYou and your managers know the importance of objective setting if your employees - and the organisation - are to achieve their goals. And you'll no doubt know of the acronym SMART when it comes to writing a good objective.

But SMART misses a couple of key elements - and as such, we've refined SMART to become STREAMS.

Learn more about STREAMS and its role in objective setting by watching this short video.

It's more than objective being specific, measureable, achievable, realistic and time-based.

It's about:

  • understanding the outcome or impact of the objective and not looking just as whether it's been 'done' or not!
  • how the objective can be achieved - and how it links to strategy and goals
  • how it can be exceeded 
  • the acceptance, agreement and perception of the objective by the employee and manager 
  • and how challenging the objective is.

You'll also find out in this video how many objectives to set - and how best to measure against them. 

We hope you find it useful!

a good development goal

Take a look at the video and, see how you can apply this to the objective setting in your organisation. And this also applies to creating development goals

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