What are Performance Goals? - Definition & Examples


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Performance goals are _____?

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1. Who should performance goals be set by?

2. The SMART in SMART goals stands for what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of performance goals in business. You will be quizzed on the definition of performance goals, the benefits of performance goals and the characteristics of effective goals.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following concepts:

  • How performance goals are set
  • The purpose of performance goals
  • The SMART philosophy used to set goals

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts- ensure that you can accurately define performance goals
  • Distinguishing differences- compare and contrast performance goals used in different types of industries or departments
  • Critical thinking- use the SMART philosophy to understand how to set effective performance goals
  • Knowledge application- use understanding of performance goals to analyze how they are used to work towards a promotion, pay raise or other business accomplishment

Additional Learning

To learn more about how setting goals can benefit you in the workplace, review the lesson, What are Performance Goals?-Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Compare examples of goals for different employees in different types of industries
  • Know the purpose of setting performance goals
  • Know how an individual's performance goals align with the company's performance goals