Alignment. Engagement. Productivity. These challenges keep executives up at night. We looked at how OKRs revolutionized goal-setting models, but industries are changing and so are the psychology and technology behind goal setting. They are evolving into Quantified Work with a goal-science foundation.

There are a lot of questions surrounding Quantified Work and goal science. What types of goals are most effective? Who should be involved? How can employees best achieve goals? Beyond the basic S.M.A.R.T. model, five key pillars and goal setting best practices can help take goal achievement to the next level.

Without investing six, nine, or 12 months planning, there are incremental steps organizations can take to bridge the gap between human resources and business requirements. They can begin to put employee success first on the way to improving operational execution across the entire business.

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