Assignment 1

Topics: Goal setting, Goal, Management Pages: 7 (1515 words) Published: June 18, 2015


Evidence Based Business Report – Goal Setting, Goal Achievement Plan & Success Criteria By
Mohamed Sayed Mohamed Elsayed (4684795)
Assignment 1 – Due Date: Friday, 12th September 2014

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This report is discussing how to set goals and how to achieve these goals by planning and also by using a timetable for it, the method that been used is SMART goals setting method which is the goal has to be Specific, measureable, achievable, relevant and time bounded, it is also discuss the ‘three step to success’ method which explain the steps that any student can do to achieve a successful performance in a certain task. This report also contains three MBA related goals which applicable to those two methods that we mentioned, and in addition to these goals we provided a timetable and a three success criteria to achieve these goals.

TABLE OF CONTENT

Executive Summary …………………………………………………………………………..2 I. Introduction ……………………………………………………………………… 4 II. Goal setting theory ...…………………………………………………………....... 4 III. Developing SMART goals ………..…………...………………………………... 5 IV. Three steps to success …………………………………………………………….. 6 V. Conclusion…………………………………..…………………………………… 7 Appendix………………………………………………………………………………… 8 Reference List……………………………………………………………………...…. 9

I. Introduction
So many people may wonder, what is a goal? , Lee (2010, p.744) said that a goal is a desired target or an aim, such a definition may make the people wonder the differences between having a dream and having a certain goal, that is why she also defined a goal as a dream, but a dream with a deadline time and a plan to achieve it. So we can say that any idea or a dream of someone can be a goal if it was supported by a plan to do it. In this business report we will discuss how to set a S.M.A.R.T goal, and what does the word S.M.A.R.T actually stand for, and then later we will provide a three goals which are related to my MBA studies, and I will support it with a timetable and a three success criteria as well. II. Goal setting theory:

According to Moeller, Teiler and Wu (2012, p. 153) goal theory clears that there are two types of goal orientation that students can embrace: 1. Task focused orientation goals:
In which the student is completely focusing on the development, learning and self-improving process, for example improving his writing skills, this type may also called mastery goals, the students in this type are motivated by a deep level of commitment and engagement for this goals, that is why they want to achieve them. 2. Ability focused orientation goals:

In which the student is focusing on an external rewards, such as getting a good grades on an assignment or exams, such type may also called ego or performance involving goals, the students in this type are motivated by fear, they are trying to avoid failure, that is why they are highly motivated to achieve their goals. Note: this two types of goals that Moeller, Teiler and Wu (2012, p. 153) are applicable in my three MBA related goals (for a more detailed explanation please see the appendix).

III. Developing SMART goals:
Lee (2010, Pp. 744 – 746) and MacLeod (2012, p. 70) describe the SMART goals as follows: 1. S for Specific.
2. M for Measureable.
3. A for Attainable or Achievable.
4. R for Relevant or Realistic.
5. T for Time bound.
a. Specific:
The goal we choose has to be a specific goal rather than a general one, which means the goal has to be clear without any platitudes and vagaries, a specific goal has to answer the questions: IV. What? : What exactly do I want to do?

V. Why? : Why do it?
VI. Who? : Who is involved?
VII. Where? : provide a location.
VIII. Which? : determine the requirements to do it.
b. Measureable:
The goals that we choose has to be measurable, which means we have to be able to measure our success in the process...
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