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An acronym standing for Specific, Measurable, Agreed, Realistic, and Timed, though the precise words derived from the initials vary from organization to organization and from theorist to theorist. For example, some replace ‘specific’ with ‘stretching’ and others replace ‘Agreed’ with ‘Appropriate’ or ‘Achievable’. SMART refers to either business or employee objectives adopted within a formal system of performance management. The theoretical rationale for the adoption of SMART objectives is derived from goal-setting theory.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

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