Goal Development Theories and the Use of Terminal Goals in Organizational Goal Setting

8 Pages Posted: 21 Jan 2015

Date Written: September 14, 2014

Abstract

Corporate goals are generally established to provide guidance and direction for employees and managers to focus organizational efforts. A review of existing literature and theories about approaches to goal development are used to explore how goals that have a finite target may have an impact on the organizational climate and employee perspectives. A proposed model is offered which describes how the type of goal may have an effect on employees’ commitment to the organization, expectations of reward, and employment transitions.

Keywords: Goal-Setting theory, Valence Instrumentation Theory, Control Theory, Terminal Goals, Organizational Goal Setting

Suggested Citation

Altounian, David, Goal Development Theories and the Use of Terminal Goals in Organizational Goal Setting (September 14, 2014). Fourth Annual International Conference on Engaged Management Scholarship, Tulsa, Oklahoma. September 11-14, 2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2553323 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2553323

David Altounian (Contact Author)

St. Edwards University ( email )

3001 South Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78704-6489
United States

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