FALLSEM2017-18_STS1001_SS_SJT304_VL2017181005596_Reference Material I_Team_Skills_STS_1701_1711_1721

FALLSEM2017-18_STS1001_SS_SJT304_VL2017181005596_Reference Material I_Team_Skills_STS_1701_1711_1721

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HSSTS1701_1711_1721_0917 TEAM SKILLS Page 1 of 30 GOAL SETTING A goal is a desired result or possible outcome that a person or a system envisions, plans and commits to achieve: a personal or organizational desired end-point in some sort of assumed development. Goals at a glance Goals help you to measure success in an experiment. I’ve never had a goal An actual goal is something that goes away when you hit it. Once you’ve reached it, it’s gone. You could always set another one. When you shift from 1 st to 2 nd , 1 st is behind you. Then from 2 nd to 3 rd , 2 nd is behind you. Jim Coudal said about goals: “The reason that most of us are unhappy most of the time is that we set our goals not for the person we’re going to be when we reach them, but we set our goals for the person we are when we set them. SMART goals You could say that the whole human endeavour is geared towards setting and achieving goals. Goals are part of every aspect of life: how you conduct your relationships, what you want to achieve at work, the way you use your spare time... Everything comes down to priorities, and what you would like to accomplish in every aspect whether you make a conscious choice or go with subconscious preferences. Without setting goals or objectives, life becomes a series of chaotic happenings you don't control. You become the plaything of coincidence. Accomplishments like sending someone to the moon, inventing the iPod etcetera are the result of a goal that was set at some point. A vision that was charted and realised. What is SMART goal setting? SMART goal setting brings structure and trackability into your goals and objectives. Instead of vague resolutions, SMART goal setting creates verifiable trajectories towards a certain objective, with clear milestones and an estimation of the goal's attainability. Every goal or objective, from intermediary step to overarching objective, can be made S.M.A.R.T. and as such, brought closer to reality. In corporate life, SMART goal setting is one of the most effective and yet least used tools for achieving goals. Once you've charted to outlines of your project, it's time to set specific intermediary goals. With the SMART checklist, you can evaluate your objectives. SMART goal setting also creates transparency throughout the company. It clarifies the way goals came into existence, and the criteria their realisation will conform to. What does S.M.A.R.T. goal setting stand for? Why not think of a small goal you want to set right now, personal or professional. To make your goal S.M.A.R.T., it needs to conform to the following criteria: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timely.
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HSSTS1701_1711_1721_0917 TEAM SKILLS Page 2 of 30 S.M.A.R.T. goal setting: Specific What exactly do you want to achieve? The more specific your description, the bigger the chance you'll get exactly that.
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