Goal Setting and Using a Facilitator
It’s November and before you know it we will be ringing in the New Year. As much as this can be a crazy time for some organizations, sometimes it can be slow because of the holidays. Either way, this could be a perfect time to start thinking about goals for 2015.
What if goal setting is a challenge? Maybe your group gets distracted or your goals seem really vague. Do they know how to set S.M.A.R.T. goals?
How about some help from our very own trainer and facilitator, Michael Miller?
Michael Miller is trained in helping groups set organizational and leadership goals. He has been helping groups and organizations not only set S.M.A.R.T. goals but teaching them how to create better goals using the S.M.A.R.T. process. When groups look at S.M.A.R.T. goals, they are looking at
1. S – Specific
2. M – Measurable
3. A – Agreed Upon
4. R – Realistic
5. T – Time Scheduled
When you start with SPECIFIC, ask yourself – what is it that you really want to achieve? Or accomplish? Is it to increase company sales? Or maybe it’s building a new website or increasing participation at an event.
MEASURABLE would mean not only wanting to increase company sales but increasing sales by 15%. You are stating the amount of increase in sales.
Your goal needs to be AGREED UPON , meaning your team needs to be part not only of ACHIEVEING the Goal but have a part in setting the goal. Remember, “people support what they help create.” If your organization is looking for a 15% increase in sales and in the past 10 years, the most you have had in a sales increase is 7%, is 15% achievable. Can you reach 15% given the history of sales?
REALISTIC – If your organization is looking for a 15% increase in sales and in the past 10 years, the most you have had in a sales increase is 7%, is 15% achievable. Can you reach 15% given the history of sales?
TIME SCHEDULED – When do you want to accomplish this by? By the end of 2015? Or is this a short-term goal, maybe June 30, 2015.
So the smart goal may be: “To increase sales by 15% by the end of the third quarter 2015 with the hiring of two additional sales associates immediately.”
The explanation may sound simple but the implementation may be harder. This is where Michael can help. He can help your group navigate through the goal setting process. Michael can bring fresh perspective and different questions to the discussion; he can ask the hard questions and confront individual assumptions. Everyone can “leave their armor at the door.”
If you are getting ready to plan your organization’s goal setting process and are looking for someone to help guide your team towards success. give FUN Enterprises a call at 781-436-3187 and speak with Ken Abrahams. Start your year off right with goals that are specific, measuarble, agreed upon, realistic and time scheduled. They will be the most successful goals you have ever set.
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