How to develop individual and personalised SMART objectives

By this stage in your learning you should have accumulated some reflective notes which relate both to the cases and consideration of your own behaviour.

You should take some time now to review these notes and the learning from the cases and consider the key learning points for you to take away.

Here is a link to a summary of all the learning points from the case studies should you wish to review them (PDF version).

When you have decided on the key learning points, consider how you might produce an action plan in order to help you make some changes.

This may simply be some thoughts as to what you could do more of to ensure you are considered to be a positive role model rather than someone who is challenging to work with.

When writing your plan, remember the only person’s behaviour you can change is your own.

 Consider using SMART objectives:  SMART objectives

  • S – Specific – I will be nicer is not specific. How will you be nicer? I will say hello to the people I don’t get on well with
  • M – Measurable – Will other people notice? Will your working relationships improve?
  • A – Attainable – Choose to behave differently, don’t try and change your personality
  • R – Relevant – In the context of work 
  • T – Time bound – when is this going to happen?