Tony Harvey: For some years now managers have been using the system of SMART goals and objectives to help them set targets for themselves and others. SMART has classically stood for : S - Specific M - Measurable A - Achievable R - Realistic T - Timely
I have found that SMART doesn’t go far enough. It tends to lead to mediocre goals.





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Written by lyceum
4841 days ago

Hi Anna Smith, You are welcome. Edwin Locke is one of my favorite speakers and business writers. I am glad to hear that you searched for more information on goal setting. All the Best, Martin Lindeskog.



Written by lyceum
4842 days ago

Anna Smith: I think that the author of post, Tony Harvey, has a point with extending the goals in a new way. A pioneer in goal-setting theory, Edwin A. Locke, has described how you could use stretch goals in your work.



Written by wdywft
4842 days ago

Hi Lyceum,

Thanks for your comment. I just googled Edwin Locke, and according to Wikipedia, one of his theories is "The harder the goal, the more a person will work to reach it." That's pretty powerful stuff. Thanks again!



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