History of SMART Objectives

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Introduction to SMART objectives and SMART Goals Management by Objectives is often credited to Peter Drucker in his 1954 book “The Practice of Management”, from this claimed history and approach the use of the acronym SMART(er) has grown. Having said that, for those that have bothered to read the book - there is NO DIRECT reference to SMART by Drucker in this publication.  While it is clear that Drucker was one of the first to write about management by objectives, the SMART acronym is harder … [Read more...]

Write SMART objectives & Goals

How to write SMART objectives and SMARTer objectives & Goals Welcome to (probably) the most comprehensive SMART objective resource page on the web Writing SMARTer Objectives Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time-based, Exciting, Recorded... or is it? Follow the links or scroll down.... History and origins of the SMART objectives acronym - updated Dec 2009 History of SMARTER - updated June 2010 Introduction to SMART Objectives and Goals SMART Variations - … [Read more...]