What are SMART goals?
SMART goals are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound goals that can help organizations and individuals effectively plan and achieve their objectives.
What's included in this SMART Goal-setting Template?
- 3x SMART Focus Areas
- 6x SMART Objectives
- 6x SMART Projects
- 11x SMART KPIs
Who is this SMART Goal-setting Template for?
This SMART goal-setting Template is designed for leaders and teams within organizations who want to effectively implement SMART goals within their teams and track progress towards goal achievement.
How is this SMART Goal-setting Template relevant to your organization?
This SMART goal-setting Template can help your organization effectively set and track progress towards specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound goals. By following this template, you can ensure that your organization's goals align with your mission and values and that your teams have the resources and support they need to achieve their goals.
1. Define clear examples of your focus areas
Focus areas are broad categories used to group problems or challenging areas within your organization. Creating focus areas helps guide your organization on what areas are a priority to work towards.
An example of a focus area within the SMART Goal-setting Template is: Pre-implementation.
2. Think about the objectives that could fall under that focus area
A strategic objective usually has to be specific and measurable to cause enough impact and effectively explain what you want to achieve.
An example of an objective within the focus area 'Pre-implementation' within the SMART Goal-setting Template is: Understand the basics of SMART goal setting.
3. Set measurable targets (KPIs) to tackle the objective
A KPI is a key performance indicator that is measurable and evaluates the success rate of an organization in relation to the task at hand. KPIs can be very industry-specific or broad and applicable across multiple industries.
An example of a KPI for the objective ‘Understand the basics of SMART goal setting’ in the SMART Goal-setting Template is: Increase the number of employees who can accurately define SMART goals by 50%.
4. Implement related projects to achieve the KPIs
Projects are ways in which the objective can be achieved, but more so, closely tie in with ways in which organizations can make sure they are working towards their KPIs.
An examples of a project within the SMART Goal-setting Template is: Conduct a training session on SMART goals.
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