Updated: Aug 3, 2021
SMART-steps drive progress at PB-JAM. During each session (and after as well), it is critical for each participant to put tangible SMART-steps in place.
PB-JAM platform shows your SMART-steps in every session. So, let's quickly review some key characteristics of SMART-steps that are expected for documentation in PB-JAM.
Start with a verb (e.g. Complete, Review, Schedule, Discuss, Read, Present, etc.)
Be succinct (normally, not longer than 10-15 words)
Be finite (don't put "Change the world" as an action, for example)
Be tangible (don't put action that can't be measured, e.g. "Change the world")
Be achievable (instead of stating, "Change my manager's perspective", better to state, "Understand my manager's perspective")
Clear due date (No open ended/ongoing actions)
Measurable progress (Your peers should be able to judge if you have made progress on an action or not)
Some examples of good SMART-steps:
Identify and document every Monday my top 3 to-dos for next 4 weeks
Introduce myself to 5 new people at work using elevator speech
Be on time for 10 or more meetings over next 3 weeks
Some examples of not so good SMART-steps
Try to be concise in my communications
Make my work network wider
Don't be late for meetings
That's it! What do you think are your best practices for effective SMART-steps? Share with us!