Definition

SMART (SMART goals)

Part of the Business terms glossary:

SMART is a best practice framework for setting goals.  A SMART goal should be specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-bound.

Often used for performance reviews, the acronym is intended to help a manager or other employee who is tasked with setting goals to clarify exactly what will be required for achieving success and to be able to share that clarification with others.

This was last updated in March 2013
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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