Technique for identifying the performance improvement initiatives to be implemented to move from an existing
level to a desired performance level. Also
referred to as needs analysis.
easily-definable, observable, measurable time-bound desired performance outcome that an individual or
intends to achieve; usually one of several components of a more wide-ranging or comprehensive
purpose or objective.
A being or becoming goal oriented toward the attainment of personal growth, as
opposed to accomplishing a
An action-oriented, doing goal focusing on the accomplish of a specific task or outcome, as opposed
growth (developmental goal).
A motivational and performance improvement technique consisting of the identification of
attainable, results-oriented, and timebound (SMART) goals along with a detailed plan of action for their
accomplishment and an unwavering commitment to their achievement.