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Goal-Setting Theory
A discussion of goal-setting theory and its application in business.
# 120978 | 2,000 words | 48 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Business (Management) , Business (Human Resources) , Psychology (Motivation Studies)

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This paper examines goal-setting theory, looking at the literature and incorporating the experiences of a couple of companies that employed goal setting.

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"Goal-setting theory assumes that people determine what goals they wish to achieve and then allow those goals to motivate and drive them to their accomplishment. This theory, according to Locke, is a cognitive theory of motivation based on the premise that people have needs that can be thought of as specific outcomes or goals they hope to obtain. (Yearta, Maitlis and Briner) Most organizations employ some form of goal setting as a motivational technique and as a method of directing individuals' efforts at work and providing..."

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