Goal-Setting Theory and its Application in Organizations


Essay, 2018
14 Pages, Grade: 1,3

Abstract or Introduction

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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Title
Goal-Setting Theory and its Application in Organizations
College
Leipzig Graduate School of Management
Grade
1,3
Author
Year
2018
Pages
14
Catalog Number
V453065
ISBN (eBook)
9783668854475
ISBN (Book)
9783668854482
Language
English
Tags
Goal-Setting, Goal-Setting Theory, Motivation, Motivational Theory, Organizational Behavior, MBO, Management by Objectives, Management, Führung durch Ziele, Zielerreichung, Zielsetzungstheorie, Organisationsmanagement
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Gabriel Socha (Author), 2018, Goal-Setting Theory and its Application in Organizations, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/453065

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