Successful Goal Setting
Setting SMART goals is one of the most powerful and practical skills a project manager needs to master. In both your personal life and your professional career, setting and achieving goals can mean the difference between wild success and mediocrity.
The key to effective goal setting is to make sure your goal is well-defined. A well-defined goal allows individuals and teams to focus on critical activities by providing guidance and boundaries. If a goal is not defined well, it can lead to wasted effort and even result in decreased team motivation.
There are five criteria that a well-defined goal meets. These criteria are represented by the mnemonic SMART.
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Incorporating SMART criteria into your goal definitions is important for successful goal setting.
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