Goal Development Theories and the Use of Terminal Goals in Organizational Goal Setting
8 Pages Posted: 21 Jan 2015
Date Written: September 14, 2014
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
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