As a part of the performance management process, it becomes highly essential for the performance goals to be established at the beginning. These give the employee a clear picture as to what are the goals or objectives he/she must achieve within the stipulated time.
The goals need to be clearly defined without any ambiguity so as to provide the employee a clear picture of the expectations of the employer. The performance goals need to be SMART.
It is important that all the aspects are taken into consideration while designing the goals as each of these parameters are of utmost importance and the absence of any could lead to vaguely defined goals. Once this is made clear, the employee is in a position to frame a suitable approach or strategy to achieve the target.