In the first article I published, many people participated by commenting on its content.
Thank you for your comments and suggestions.
Reading these comments inspired me to write this second article.
Goal setting is not always easy
For example: “I will improve my listening ability”
Is it a goal? Is it well defined?
For a goal to be well defined it must contain in its statement:
- An intention (The answer to the question: What?)
- A ratio (the answer to the question: How much?)
- A time limit (the answer to the question: When?)
To be S.M.A.R.T. have to be ambitious and at the same time realistic
In order to set a goal, for example, in the field of Listening Capacity, it is essential to know first of all where we are.
To know where we are, it is important to diagnose the situation.
It is necessary to define the evaluation parameters, the scale to be used and who will participate in the evaluation process.
The definition of the evaluation parameters will allow a more or less in-depth analysis.
In the field of Listening we can ask a generic question or resort to decomposition
What is your suggestion: Generic Question or Decomposition?
Rating scales are instruments that aim to measure intensity, opinions and attitudes.
They consist of a graded series of items among which the respondent should indicate those that best correspond to their perception of the fact researched.
The Likert scale is most commonly used to measure the respondent's attitudes and degree of compliance with a question or statement.
Instead of answering just “yes” or “no” by rating on a scale, the respondent shows more specifically how much he agrees or disagrees with an attitude or action, or how satisfied or dissatisfied he is.
We may use an even or odd scale.
For example: 1-5 or 1-6
What is your suggestion: Even or odd scale?
Who will participate in the evaluation process?
The assessment is performed to know what situation we are in.
We may resort to self-assessment or ask our team members, other project managers, managers of our company, friends, acquaintances, people in our family to evaluate us, or that is, a 360º evaluation.
What is your suggestion: Self-Assessment, 360º Evaluation or both?
To be able to set goals we need to know our current situation. The diagnosis of the situation is necessary.
So that we can make the diagnosis it is necessary to define the evaluation parameters, the scale to be used and who will participate in the evaluation process.
I would like to know what you think about these 3 domains:
- Generic Question or Decomposition?
- Even or odd scale?
- Self-Assessment, 360º Evaluation or both?