Objective Setting Skills


Started on July 19, 2024

Objective Setting Skills

Setting clear goals and objective help to ensure everyone is working together to achieve the main objectives of the company so both the company and employees benefit.  Objectives clarify processes and priorities, which help managers and staff allocate time and resources in an efficient way.  The management cycle of setting objective is defined over three phases:

Phase 1 – The Planning Phase, Month 1-2

This is where managers and employees meet to discuss how to plan outcomes for their department over a twelve-month period. Performance objectives and development objectives are set and resources are allocated to attain these goals.

Phase 2 – The Monitoring Phase, Month 3-9

Regular meetings are set up to allow people check-in and discuss ongoing results so effective planning can take place.  Management review and refine the results and make adjustments due to any changes in their circumstances. You will learn how to identify and remove barriers to keep company goals and objectives on track.  During month 10 and 11, the parties prepare their appraisals separately in preparation for the end of year review.

Phase 3 – Annual Review, Month 12

The review takes place to discuss  overall performance and to establish if goals and objectives were met. The groundwork for the next cycle is planned and participants are invited to identify potential based on the previous 12 month cycle.

The course help you understand how to apply the management tool known as SMART.  This acronym stands for S=Specific, M=Measurable, A=Attainable, R=Relevant, T=Timely.   The application of this tool helps management identify relevant and attainable goals. Objectives are built around specific deadlines and language which will help ensure everyone focus remains on their shared goals.

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Course ContentModule
Why Goals and Objectives are Important1
SMART Objectives2
Tips for Successful Objective Setting3
Course Assessment

Online assessment in objective setting training is carried out by a series of multiple choice questions. Candidates must answer 70% of the questions correctly to pass each module. We advise you to complete each module and answer the question before moving on to the next module. This provides a better learning experience because you will need to have knowledge from earlier modules to understand some of the material in the later modules. For those who complete the course successfully, a PDF certificate of the award is sent directly to your inbox.  Hard copies of the award are available on request.  The course takes 30 minutes of training to complete. This is course content only and does not cover the time it takes to answer questions.

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