Employee and organizational development is not only achieved through performance evaluations. A more proactive way of improving performance is to identify and work toward specific goals. One of the most popular methods of targeting goals is the SMART method, a mnemonic for the elements of effective goal setting. This method mandates the identification of goals that are specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time-bound.


    In this Assignment, you will examine the SMART framework for goal setting. You then will apply that framework to one of your own long-term professional goals.


    To prepare for this Assignment:


    Review the Learning Resources on SMART Goals. How is this method effective in a diverse array of goal-setting situations?


    Identify a long-term professional goal of your own and consider how you could use the SMART framework to expand and define your goal.


    To complete this Assignment, write a 1- to 2-page paper in which you define a long-term professional goal and develop a plan for attaining that goal. Address the following:

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