An alternative to SMART goals for teams

The idea of SMART goals has been around for some time and can be helpful when setting targets.

Over at Inc.om they have taken things a bit further and suggested a new mnemonic for setting goals.  Goals should be CLEAR:

  • Collaborative (Goals should encourage employees to work together collaboratively and in teams)
  • Limited (Goals should be limited in both scope and duration)
  • Emotional (Goals should make an emotional connection to employees, tapping into their energy and passion)
  • Appreciable (Large goals should be broken down into smaller goals so they can be accomplished more quickly and easily for long-term gain)
  • Refinable (Set goals with a headstrong and steadfast objective, but as new situations or information arise, give yourself permission to refine and modify your goals)

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