The A in SMART
Ian Moody, Member
Whilst the most commonly accepted meaning of SMART leads the test to be Achievable this is far too 'close' to realistic. If we consider Drucker's views on the role of contemporary management as being
(a) objective setting
(b) work organisation
(d) measuring performance and control
(e) developing people
Drucker emphasised communication as a prime management function evidenced in (a), (c) and (d).
We should surely think in terms of Agreeable
, which also works well with good delegation practice and appraisal systems.