Are you a wandering generality or are you a meaningful specific? -Zig Ziglar
Three things tend to happen when you are not meaningful or specific:
- It’s exceptionally hard to navigate what to write in the final review.
- 2. Both parties lose trust with each other.
- You’ve both lost a year (or however long the review period was).
At the end of the performance timeframe, will it be obvious to a neutral, third party whether this goal was achieved or not?
If you can be meaningful and specific about goals, you’ll motivate others to take action that will benefit both of you.