Without goals you can’t achieve your true potential, so for all businesses it’s essential to learn how to establish goals and then create a coherent and well thought out business plan in order to make it happen.

Setting clear and precise goals and objectives ensure that everyone is working towards the same goal, allowing for business and personal growth. Objectives clarify priorities and allow employees to allocate their time and resources more effectively. They also introduce a way of understanding how work will be measured and evaluated, thus enabling employees to evaluate their own performance, and make adjustments as necessary.

Setting goals and objectives enables you to providing guidance and direction, to facilitate planning, to motivate and inspire employees and to help evaluate and control performance.

SMART is an acronym that stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timely

S – Specific                                     A specific goal answers questions like: What objective needs to be accomplished? Who is                                                              responsible for it? What steps will you take to achieve it?

M – Measurable                           Quantifying goals (making sure they’re measurable)

A – Achievable                              Achievability means ensuring that your goal is within reach

R – Relevant                                  There should be a real and relevant benefit attached to reaching your chosen objective

T – Time-bound                           Good goals have a deadline and they need to be time-bound

Discover the importance of goals and objectives and find out why we need them, the barriers to achieving those objectives and how to overcome them.

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