What are the five characteristics that great goals tend to have?
Great goals tend to have the following five characteristics:
1. Specific—clearly targeted key results and outcomes to be accomplished.
2. Timely—linked to specific timetables and “due dates.”
3. Measurable—described so results can be measured without ambiguity.
4. Challenging—include a stretch factor that moves toward real gains.
5. Attainable—although challenging, realistic and possible to achieve.
Source: Management, 11th Edition - John R. Schermerhorn