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Goal-Setting Theory and its Application in Organizations

Essay 2018 14 Pages

Psychology - Work, Business, Organisational and Economic Psychology

Summary

The objective of this essay is to explore if Goal-Setting Theory is a suitable concept to increase an employee’s performance in an organization. Goal-Setting Theory is a motivational theory developed by Locke and Latham in 1990 which states that correctly formulated goals optimize motivation and therefore increase performance. For the purpose of this essay, theoretical basics of Goal-Setting Theory and its application fields in organizations are provided. Furthermore, the strengths and weaknesses of the theory are discussed critically.

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Pages
14
Year
2018
ISBN (eBook)
9783668854475
ISBN (Book)
9783668854482
Language
English
Catalog Number
v453065
Institution / College
Leipzig Graduate School of Management
Grade
1,3
Tags
Goal-Setting Goal-Setting Theory Motivation Motivational Theory Organizational Behavior MBO Management by Objectives

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