How to Set SMART Goals to Improve Performance Management

Goals Definition: Goals are short-term objectives which are set at the start of a project to help analyse where the project needs to go and in what kind of time frame. SMART Goals Definition: SMART Goals are a way of making goals which cater to the project and make more sense when looked at in the future; S – Specific – The area for the goal to be set, must be specific so that a goal can be clearly defined and then completed. M – Measurable – A way to measure the progress of the goal, to know when the goal has been accomplished. A – Attainable – The goal has to be realistic, there is no point if it can’t be completed. R – Relevant – The goal must be aligned with the rest of the goals within a project and with the organisation as a whole, is it worthwhile? T – Time-Related – When should the goal be reached? Performance Management Definition: Performance Management helps to contribute to the effectiveness of the management of individuals and teams in an organisation, as to to help with the performance of the organisation. To achieve this it needs to be made that everyone shares the same understanding of objectives and targets. Key Learning Points What is the Definition of a Goal? How would you Define a SMART Goal? Write your own SMART...

Performance Management

Performance Management Definition: Helps to contribute to the effectiveness of the management of individuals and teams in an organisation, as to to help with the performance of the organisation. To achieve this it needs to be made that everyone shares the same understanding of objectives and targets. The ‘Big Idea’ (Purcell, 2003) From some research which was carried out at the University of Bath, Purcell et al found that organisations who shared a common goal, as in all of the individuals shared the same beliefs, then the company would do better. This was known as the ‘Big Idea’. This could be anything, from believing that customers were the most important aspect, to believing that quality was the key, for example Toyota set out with the intention of providing cars which were not only high quality, but were good value for money, and over the course of their life, they have generally kept to that ‘Big Idea’. This section of Performance Management can be linked quite nicely into Diversity, as that section of an organisation also looks into the affect people have on the effectiveness of a business. You can have a very diverse workforce, but this may mean that people do not think alike and therefore common goals, and the ‘Big Idea’ are not built upon. AMO (Purcell, 2007) AMO A – Ability M – Motivation O – Opportunity This theory described by Purcell shows us that people have the ability to learn and will want to work in organisation where their abilities are seen, built upon and used in a way which benefits both them and the organisation....