Since it’s early into 2017, I’m still in my resolutions mode. I’ve been looking more into time management books and strategies. With the increasingly fast pace of the world, especially in the food and beverage industry, aren’t we all looking for ways to be more productive?
Pulitzer Prize Winner Charles Duhigg has popularized a concept called SMART goals in his book “Smarter Faster Better.” The letters stand for “specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, timeline.” First pioneered by General Electric, the SMART goal system is a method to complete a seemingly unachievable task. Having a specific goal—what exactly you want to get done—is the first step, then determine the measurement of its completion and how it will be achievable, which will also prove it is realistic, and finally establish and adhere to a timeline for its completion.