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  • Your commitment to action is necessary for the formulation of objectives. Your objective should begin with “To” and followed by an action verb—something that can be done by a person. Any particular objective is achieved as a result of action.
  • An objective should specify a single key result so the main focus isn’t lost in translation. Make sure the key result is clear so that the objective is understood and achieved.
  • Specify the target deadline. If a target date is easily identifiable, the objective will be achieved more thoroughly, and on time.
  • The objective should be measurable. If it is, the progress will be easily accessible and verifiable. If the reasoning behind the objective is explained, it will be much easier for managers to understand their progress as well.
  • All individual or subobjectives should be related to the main objectives of the organization. This will create unity and help accomplish all objectives at hand.
  • If the objective is understandable, then it will be easily achieved. All parties involved in its progress should be able to understand the tasks at hand. Specificity helps.
  • Objectives should be constructed with the tools and resources available within the organization in mind; tools and resources within an organization should always be available to achieve an objective.
  • Communication is key. Objectives should be understood and accepted by both the superior and subordinate parties. This helps to achieve the objective, but also includes both parties in a motivating way.
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