At work, numbers speak volumes. If you can’t show, quantitatively, that something is improving—whether it’s quarterly sales or waste-reduction efforts—then how can you really know it’s improving?
It’s not surprising, then, that more admins are being asked to set SMART goals—specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely goals—to be evaluated against.
To some admins, it sounds nearly impossible.
“I find it difficult to define specific and measurable goals. I schedule meetings, make travel arrangements and generally manage the people traffic for my boss’s attention, but I don’t see those duties as measurable,” says Karen Bryant, an executive assistant to the CFO at The Nemours Foundation.
Five ideas to get you started:
1. Show measurable self-improvement. Personal development goals will ultimately benefit your company, as well. Becoming more proficient in PowerPoint, for example, will allow...(register to read more)