Some people talk about stretch targets. Or BHAGs (Big Hairy Audacious Goals). They represent a very large and significant improvement in performance. Pretend, for example, you were measuring On Time Delivery, the percentage of times you delivered your product or service to your customers on or before the agreed time, each month. And let's say that currently your On Time Delivery averaged around...


Are you aiming too high?

December 6, 2005 by Stacey Barr | Leave a Comment

What’s your target achieving track record? Do you reach the majority of your targets within their set timeframes, or do you find yourself throwing up all kinds of rationalizations and reasons as to why the majority of your targets were not met? It might be because your target setting process is a little too much about numbers and not nearly enough about emotion, about how people feel about t...


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