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Can You Identify a SMART Goal?

written by: Tara Duggan • edited by: Michele McDonough • updated: 12/14/2012

Effective business professionals establish specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time-constrained goals. SMART goals help people focus on their career development in a constructive, productive way. Test your knowledge on this topic now.

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    SMART goals need to have specific objectives. The outcome of any development activities must be measurable or quantifiable in numerical values. Work needs to be achievable in the specified time range. Defining SMART goals ensures people have a realistic plan that aligns with the company’s strategic direction. Additionally, SMART goals must be completed within a specific time. Examine each of the SMART goals below to identify the missing element.

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    How SMART Are You?


  • "SHRM Online - Society for Human Resource Management." SHRM Online - Society for Human Resource Management. (accessed October 4, 2011).
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