What does smart goals stand for?

Many employees don't know what smart goals stand for, here's the definition and answer: A SMART goal is an objective that an individual has set as part of their personal or job tasks. It stands for specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound.

The SMART acronym is a method that allows you to think of specific attributes when setting your goals:

  • Specific: What is specific about your goal?
  • Measurable: How you are measuring your goal?
  • Achievable: Is your goal achievable? Within your reach?
  • Relevant: Is your goal aligned to your work and company objectives?
  • Time-bound: By when do you expect to achieve your goal?

We have created a S.M.A.R.T. goal template which you can download here: smart goals template word