Author Ellen Ensher outlines how to use the SMART method in teaching effective goal setting practices to your employees and how to work with your employees to successfully acheive these goals.
- One of the best ways…to improve your employees' performance…is to set SMART goals.…SMART is an acronym for specific,…measurable, actionable, realistic, and time-bound.…For the most effective goal setting,…teach these three ideas to your employees.…One, write SMART goals and action steps.…Two, visualize success in meeting goals.…Three, follow up with goals…and celebrate successes.…
First, let's look at an example of writing SMART goals.…Last year I won professor of the year at my university.…I also served as a reviewer…for my junior faculty member, Steve.…Steve's goal was to learn how to become…a better teacher so that one day…he could be professor of the year.…Although appreciative of this sentiment,…I explained that be a better teacher is not a SMART goal.…To begin, I asked Steve to make his goal more specific.…
I suggested that he rewrite his goal to be…"I want to be evaluated as a better teacher…"by my students,…"as teaching evaluations are the main source…"of data for our performance evaluations."…Next was to make sure Steve's goal was measurable.…
Business professor Ellen Ensher defines what management is in the era of the global workforce and exactly what the role of the manager involves. She explains how to create a compelling vision and culture for your organization, define business goals, and connect the big picture to your team's daily tasks. Next, discover how to build your team, partner with HR on hiring and firing decisions, and coach and mentor employees. Ellen touches on topics that are on the mind of today's leaders—resilience, trust, storytelling, and more—and shares tips to become the best professional version of yourself.
- Roles of a manager
- Becoming a new manager
- Engaging employees
- Creating a compelling vision and culture
- Setting goals
- Hiring and training
- Evaluating performance
- Coaching and mentoring