Agreeing Objectives

Defining objectives is an essential part of the performance review system.

Stages in Setting Objectives

  1. Identify key areas of responsibility - think about particular priorities for the coming period.
  2. Consider what result is realistic to achieve for each area of  responsibility during the review period.
  3. Think about how to measure achievement of an objective and then set standards based on such things as quality, cost, deadlines.

Objectives should be SMART

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Agreed
  • Realistic
  • Timed

See example objectives for: