My SMART Goal
SMART goals help improve achievement and success. A SMART goal clarifies exactly what is expected and the measures used to determine if the goal is achieved and successfully completed.
A SMART goal is:
Specific (and strategic): Linked to position summary, departmental goals/mission, and/or overall School of Medicine goals and strategic plans. Answers the question—Who? and What?
Measurable: The success toward meeting the goal can be measured. Answers the question—How?
Attainable: Goals are realistic and can be achieved in a specific amount of time and are reasonable.
Relevant (results oriented): The goals are aligned with current tasks and projects and focus in one defined area; include the expected result.
Time framed: Goals have a clearly defined time-frame including a target or deadline date.
Not a SMART Goal:
Employee will improve their writing skills.
Does not identify a measurement or time frame, nor identify why the improvement is needed or how it will be used.
My SMART Goal:
The Department has identified a goal to improve communications with administrative staff by implementing an internal departmental newsletter. Elaine will complete a business writing course by January 2010 and will publish the first monthly newsletter by March 2010. Elaine will gather input and/or articles from others in the department and draft the newsletter for supervisor review, and when approved by supervisor, distribute the newsletter to staff by the 15th of each month.