Setting “SMART” goals

The establishment of a “SMART” goal is crucial when undertaking an asset analysis using INFFER.

Specific” means that the goal is described in a precise and unambiguous way.

Measurable” means that the goal definition is based on a variable which is able to be monitored and recorded reliably and without going to unreasonable expense to do so.

Attainable” – A goal is more likely to be attainable when you plan your steps wisely and establish a time frame that allows you to carry out those steps. Thinking about attainable and realistic goals at the same time is useful.

Realistic” – To be realistic, a goal must represent an objective toward which everyone is both willing and able to work. A goal can be both high and realistic; be sure that the goal represents substantial progress.

 “Time-bound” means that a particular date is provided by which time the goal will have been achieved. The time frame for the goal can be of any relevant duration. The time-frame of achieving goals is related to the time for reasonable ecosystem response and costs.

For further information click here to download – A checklist for goal setting for INFFER analyses.

Setting "SMART" goals requires consideration of ecological, social, behavioural and economic factors.