How to write and maintain goals to be successful in the workplace
In Part four of this series, we will discuss the “R” of SMART goals, which is Realistic and why having realistic goals are import to your success.
Creating goals that are realistic seems to make common sense, however without careful consideration it is easy to make goals either too hard or too easy to reach. Creating goals that are realistic should be based on prior data or research that would indicate that one has the ability to reach the goal. Perhaps the best way to determine if a goal is realistic is to refer to the previous year’s goal and increase or decrease the desired outcome. It will be important for both the employee and manager to agree on the goal and whether or not it is realistic.