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FY19 SMART Goal Setting!


  • Simplistically written
  • Clearly define what you plan to do
  • Action-based words; evaluate, produce, build, implement, manage, write, plan, etc.


  • Provide tangible evidence you accomplished the goal
  • Often contains smaller measurements as well as an overall measurement
  • Use reports, audits, tests, customer satisfaction, feedback logs, observation, time saved, surveys, etc.


  • Can be done or acted on
  • Slight stretch so you're challenged, but well defined so you can achieve them
  • You must possess the appropriate knowledge, skills, and abilities required to achieve the goal


  • Aligned to mission/goals/initiatives of the organization
  • Can be unit or school-based


  • Connected to a timeframe for a sense of urgency
  • Keeps you focused on milestones

Questions?  Email PerformanceMgmt@virginia.edu