How to Define Targets

Defining Targets is Easy! Get seven steps to achieve it.

It is said that putting a goal and achieving is nothing less than a constant struggle steeped in general virtuous principles with hard work and relentless dedication to this particular objective. This is supported not only for individuals but also team sports, such as for ... business!

Even harder, with the latter is that you need to put a lot of goals and achieve them while the "mastermind" and "determination" should also permeate the cooperative spirit of all associates-of.These - like so (deliberately) made - like "metaphysical philosophic problem" Do you believe it! Do you want too! Be persistent ever! How many and which can cope?For those who want to meet no scientific method in simple and easy steps that leaves metaphysics out of the field of cognitive achievement goals (at least of the Earth!). The quote:


Step 1
: We write the objective as a complex sentence or paragraph.


We have a saying:

"The business-we will deliver the goods quickly, with minimum cost and with minimum possible defective pieces while the response-our customer's problems will be optimal. Simultaneously our production process runs smoothly".


Step 2
: We rewrite the objective as more simple sentences using words maximum, minimum, faster, smaller, bigger, etc.
For the above case we have:


1. "Maximize speed in delivering products to the customer"
2. "Minimize the cost by transporting the products to the customer"
3. "Few defective products to the customer"
4. "Faster response to customer's problems"

We have a problem though with the sentence:


"The production process runs smoothly!"


for which we have no direct solution. It is therefore to be more detailed about what you mean by:

"The production process runs smoothly"
.


A more detailed version of this proposal could be:

"The production process starts quickly and not have delays"

We attempt now this latest version on the production to analyze in simple sentences, the following:

5. "Minimum preparation time production"
6. "Minimization of production delays"

So we have managed to formulate the objective to six (6) simple sentences.


Step 3
: For each "simple proposition" writing a motion saying the same thing using a figure.
We rewrite our proposals, putting underneath and equivalent motion with the analog numeric format:


1. "Maximize speed in delivering products to the customer."
    "The products will be delivered within 5 days after the customer's order"


2. "Minimize the cost by transporting the products to the customer"
    "Any shipment of products to the customer will be charged 2% products"

3. "Few defective products to the customer"
    "Defective products will be 0.2% of the submitted pieces"

4.
"Faster response to customer's problems"
   "Customer complaints are answered in 7 days"

5.
"Minimum preparation time production"
   "The preparation phase of production is 15 minutes"

6.
"Minimization of production delays"
    "The downtime is 10 per 100 production batches"


We keep only the equivalent "figures" proposals and have:


1. "The products will be delivered within 5 days after the customer's order"
2. "Any shipment of products to the customer will be charged 2% products"
3. "Defective products will be 0.2% of the submitted pieces"
4.
"Customer complaints are answered in 7 days"
5.
"The preparation phase of production is 15 minutes"
6.
"The downtime is 10 per 100 production batches"

These recommendations called Indices and should be monitored. We map the desired number size with one hundred (100) while the zero value of the numerical size is matched with zero (0).
Apply this simple analogy to draw the points for each index.



Step 4
: Assign the supervision of each index to a partner of the firm.We write again Indicators with their supervisor. We use roles of the chart and not names.
So we have:


1. "The products will be delivered ..." -> (Executive Producer-Director Movement)
2. "Any shipment of products ..." -> (Movement Director)
3. "Defective products will be ..." -> (Executive Producer-Director R & D)
4. "The complaints ..." -> (Customer Support Manager)
5. "The preparation phase ..." -> (Production Manager)
6. "The disruptions in production ..." -> (Production Manager)Supervisors per index may be more than one.


Step 5
: Put next to each number as an index weighting (importance).If an index "counts" more than twice another then you should have double weighting (importance). We write again Indicators with their rate.
So we have:


1. "The products will be delivered ..." -> Factor (5)
2. "Any shipment of products ..." -> Factor (2)
3. "Defective products will be ..." -> Factor (2)
4. "The complaints ..." -> Factor (1)
5. "The preparation phase ..." -> Factor (2)
6. "The disruptions in production ..." -> Factor (2)

Thus the degree of achievement of the objectives will be:

score = (x synt1 vath1 + synt2 vath2 x + ....) / (synt1 synt2 + + ...)



Step 6
: Define the period for achieving the objectives and the periodicity of inspection Indicators.


The goal obviously will not be reached next week (if serious) and of course there will be inspected Scores every two years! A logical choice is to say that we will achieve our goal of one (1) or two (2) years (depending on how far the aim of the current situation).
On the other side are good inspectors Indicators to measure and to examine each one (1) month to not lose control.



Step 7
: Begin!


Check the degree of each index in each periodic inspection. Commentary grade and deviation-from Objective.
Start corrective and preventive actions towards improving the degree of success of the Index, although it is problematic (it has a low price).This will be repeated continuously until the end of time to achieve the objectives (to resume immediately after the new target! Fortunately or unfortunately life goes on!)