There are many different ways of setting goals, objectives and targets. Virtually every organisation uses these in some kind of format for establishing and monitoring performance. Although most people that goal-setting in one form or another is important, the effectiveness of these systems can be highly variable.
The most basic problem associated with target setting is that the objectives are not always achieved.
There are a number of common reasons why goals fail to be achieved by even the most responsible person. We will start with the simplest tools and move on to more comprehensive methods for effective goal setting.