15: Creating SMARTer Goals

January 9, 2023

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In today’s episode of Transmit Safety, Aimee is providing some important tips to help you set the right SMART strategic goals.

If you’re not familiar with SMART as an acronym, it is a tool to help us set strategic goals. A SMART goal is simply a Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-bound goal.

I see SMART most commonly used within the Health and Safety management system, in inspections and investigations. As an auditor, I see that SMART is indeed being used, but it is rarely used well.

So, today let’s go in and break down what SMART actually means in more detail and give you the tips and questions you need in order to create better SMART strategic goals.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Attainable or Achievable
  • Relevant or Realistic
  • Time-Bound
  • Connect your SMART strategic goals to the larger corporate goals

The Transmit Safety Podcast is here to help health and safety practitioners achieve a holistic approach to workplace health and safety so they can become impactful leaders and put the value of safety into action.

Resources and links

Catch up with Transmit Safety Episode 09: Take Back Control Of Your To-Do List to gain some tips on how to navigate your to-do list.

Today’s episode was sponsored by Transmit Safety, a consulting business where I help streamline and simplify health and safety management systems through education, program development, audits, and coaching.

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Quotes from this episode

“I also use the smart, specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound acronym when doing strategic planning. So, not only from a reactive standpoint but from a proactive standpoint.”

“When you’re creating these smart goals, it’s absolutely not in isolation. You’re bringing in those key stakeholders from all levels of the organization[…], you might even need to be bringing in suppliers and contractors, maybe even your clients.”

“If you’re getting resistance from senior management, remember that businesses are in business to be in business, and creating your Health and Safety management goals. Connected to the larger corporate goals can be very impactful.”

Connect with Aimee Arsenault

Aimee Arsenault is a CRSP and CHSC. She is the founder of Transmit Safety, a business that helps you simplify and streamline health & safety management systems.

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