Apply S.M.A.R.T. goals to your workplace mental health awareness plan
S Specific - What must I accomplish?
M Measurable - How will I know if I'm on track?
A Achievable - Have I aimed too high or not high enough?
R Relevant - Is it realistic with the people and resources available?
T Time - What is the deadline?
A corporate goal is most effective when it’s measurable and has real-world impact. Although an overall goal of “making our employees healthier and more engaged" is a noble idea, it’s hard to quantify and see if you’ve made any progress. Instead, a S.M.A.R.T. goal would go one step further, such as:
1. “To encourage our staff to go for a 20 minute walk at lunch every day”
a. In order to accomplish this, our management team will encourage at least 30% of all staff register and participate in a ‘walk-at- lunch’ contest by October 31st.
b. We will communicate this contest through emails, posters, flyers,staff forums
c. Prizes and incentives will be awarded each month to successful participants