SMART Objectives – The Blog

Are you just keeping your people busy?

  I had a great question from a Grapevine reader this week. So here, with her kind permission, is the question:   “I have a team of 6, 4 of which seem really busy 2 not so much. They do … Continue reading


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Do You Make These Mistakes In Your Objectives?

  Setting SMART objectives and SMART targets can be difficult. Here are some easy tips to help you out in writing your objectives and making them SMART.       3 badly written objectives   Can you identify what’s wrong … Continue reading


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Why badly given feedback is worse than no feedback

  When you give feedback in the right way, you improve intelligence. When you do it badly, you do the reverse.    (Of course, it is much easier to give feedback if there were smart objectives or smart targets in … Continue reading


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How do you measure success? – A tip for your objectives in 2014

  The sale of Royal Mail Evan Davis, presenter on the Today Program, BBC Radio 4, interviewed Michael Fallon, Minister for Business and Enterprise about the recent sale of Royal Mail. Evan was concerned about the fact that the share … Continue reading


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What’s a Handbag got to do with Objectives?

  Here’s a story of how an employee’s bad (non SMART) objectives led to me losing a very nice handbag.   It’s a story of the consequences of badly-written objectives for your customers and for you.   Many years ago … Continue reading


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Get your 2014 objectives right

    Getting your objectives right is a great way to start off a new year.     People often have good intentions when they set objectives, but then fall into some of the easy traps that make objectives useless … Continue reading


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How can you trust your people when you are not there?

  We only speak to customers   I was trying to get a price for my car this week, so I called a company well known for buying and selling used cars. In fact we bought our daughter’s car there. … Continue reading


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Objectives or tasks?

    I quite often get asked questions about objectives by people who come along to our website. Here’s one that crops up a lot:How do you differentiate between tasks and objectives?       Some people call small objectives … Continue reading


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