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The trouble with being SMART

To get ahead in today's dynamic business environment, ditch setting 'Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Timely' goals.

YOU THINK YOU'RE SO 'SMART'?: The business environment has changed fundamentally as global companies are transforming to free businesses from top-down structures.

2016 is here. Worldwide, managers are setting SMART (Specific, Measureable, Achievable, Relevant, and Timely) goals, expecting these to make this "the year" to revitalise or transform their businesses. Instead, most of these professionals should retire SMART - or at least rescind its standard