To avoid inappropriate changes during the implementation of any project, be it short or long term, as well as the size of the company, we recommend that you: enfoque SMARTin which you will do Control of reform projects according to goals. Its acronyms correspond to the following concepts:
- Measurable (Medible)
- Accessible (Alcanzable)
- realistic (realistic)
- On time (temporarily)
The meaning of each term is applied in the construction field
It is recommended to be precise and understandable of all members who will be part of the reform project.
Example: It is pointless to say “get more customers”. What does that mean? How many customers would you like to have?
To make a plan of action, it would be fair to say that your goal this year is to « get 12% more customers ». At Plan Reforma we can help you with these goals through ours MARLETin which you can find 100% filtered customers of our professionals.
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Yeah we can’t measure the goal, you will not know for sure whether you have achieved the goal or not. The previous example is simple because we defined a parameter relative to the previous year. However, the objectives can be more general and the evaluation of the results cannot depend on a percentage alone.
For example: “Be a benchmark construction company in the minds of customers. In this case, we need to analyze various factors such as end-of-work surveys, website reviews, customers making a recommendation, etc.
That’s important the goals are measurable to be able to understand whether we have achieved the goal or not.
It’s okay to be ambitious, but remember that goals are a challenge that we must face. That’s why we recommend this Assess the current state of your company and numbers from previous years so you know what it is the goals that are in your hands and which are not.
This condition goes hand in hand with the previous one because you and your staff are limited. Also make it clear to yourself that this is what you need to do faced with various inconveniences.
pendant To set your goals, you need to understand the barriers to your business. However, do not set any limits. Knowing how far your business can really go is a whole different thing from saying you don’t get it. Believing that you can achieve the goal is the most important thing.
On time (temporarily)
We do not recommend setting long-term goals (for example 1 year old) because we become deformed and lose pleasure. It is therefore no longer possible to convert the lens into small ones Micro-targets for monthly or quarterly purposes. For example, if the number of customers increases by 12%, you can define “acquire 1 more customers per month or 4 more per quarter”.
That way, you will be kept motivated until you reach the goal and you will be less likely to give up.
SMART goals related to the upgrade project
Of course, this type of goal can also be applied in individual reform projects, let’s see an example:
Discuss with the client what they would like to reform in their home:
- Which parts of the house would you like to remodel?
- What do you want to keep and what do you not?
- Which materials and qualities would you like to use?
Give those involved all the information about the goals we want to achieve with this reform.
Make the measurements and budget for the changes the customer wants to make to their reform.
- How many square meters of land do we need?
- Paint cans?
- Number of windows you want to change?
- Installation or replacement of electricity meters?
Make sure everything that has been agreed is accepted and signed by the customer, both what was agreed from the beginning and the changes made during the reform to avoid misunderstandings with customers.
Use your previous experience in other projects to set suitable dates for aspects of the project and anticipate any inconveniences that may arise.
- How long does kitchen furniture take?
- How many people can I get for the same project?
- Delivery time of the material?
On time (temporarily)
As in the previous section, use your previous experience to add a project schedule or time to identify project deadlines and project delivery dates.
- How long does each project phase last?
- When will material deliveries be received?
- When to order
- Payment reform?