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Goal setting Tip #1: Optimise SMART goals for mobile teams

SMART is an acronym for setting goals and objectives for employees and teams so as to obtain the optimal performance and engagement.

  • S = specific, significant and challenging
  • M = measurable thanks to metrics, motivational
  • A = achievable and acceptable by the entire team
  • R = result-oriented
  • T = time-bound, trackable

The future of work has evolved to a world where mobility and dispersion are trending. Mobile workers have special needs and expectations so why impose the old SMART goals on them?

When setting goals for dispersed teams – that might include your employees and contractors’ staff working remotely – managers need to consider that mobile workers are known to be extrovert, resilient, open to new experiences, highly adaptable, organised and independent-minded [1]. For sure, they can be super efficient if properly aligned and motivated!

This is why SMARTAAC goals are more suited to mobile teams. They are specific, measurable, agreed upon, realistic, time-bound, aligned to your business strategy, agile and collaborative.

SMARTAAC goals

Based on a +50-year combined experience in business performance, mobile team and project management, Agily unveils its SMARTAAC goal setting methodology particularly relevant for mobile teams:
  • S = specific, significant and challenging
  • M = measurable thanks to metrics, motivational
  • A = achievable and acceptable by the entire team
  • R = result-oriented
  • T = time-bound, trackable
  • A = aligned, connected with the corporate objectives
  • A = agile, flexible, adaptable
  • C = collaborative, inclusive, crowd-funded with contractors, suppliers and other partners.
SMARTAAC goal for mobile team image

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  1. “Understanding and managing the mobile workforce”, Cisco ↩︎

Bruno Vinel