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    Setting SMART goals

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    1. In the space provided below, identify the purpose of the organization or health care department in which you are currently working. If you are not currently working, you may research the goal of a specific organization or department and use that.

    2. Using the S.M.A.R.T approach, create a list of at least 3 goals for your department. Use the tables provided below for each of your goals. The first table is a brief example to help guide you. Be sure to include a goal implementation timeline (see Timely), roles and responsibilities (Who will be responsible for each task), and a description of how you will measure progress (see measurable).
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    3. Provide a Reference list below. Sources must also be cited using APA format.

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    Hello,

    Many businesses (and individuals) use SMART goals to help achieve desired results. Particularly in Healthcare, the method of setting SMART goals is effective to help professionals realistically and consistently achieve their goals. It is very easy to set goals but it's not as easy to achieve them. This SMART system helps to ensure the goals are successfully met as it is a structured plan of action.

    SMART stands for: Specific, Measurable, Achievable/Attainable, Realistic/Relevant, and Timely. The chart attached shows an example of how a SMART table can be constructed using these sections.

    Specific: Setting a specific goal increases the likelihood that it will be achieved than if you set a general one. To set a specific goal you must answer the six "W" questions:
    Who: Who is involved?
    What: What do I want to accomplish?
    Where: Identify a location.
    When: Establish a time ...

    Solution Summary

    This solution describes the SMART goal system and provides an example of how it is used in Healthcare.

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