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Explain how the concepts from Locke's goal setting theory can be incorporated into Vroom's expectancy theory

1. Explain how the concepts from Locke's goal setting theory can be incorporated into Vroom's expectancy theory. Explain how the concepts in Adams' equity theory can be incorporated into expectancy theory. Respond substantively to two other learners.

2. View the video Making it All Work. Explain the parallels of the concepts presented in the video to the five functions of management. Explain how the five functions of management can help you in your personal life. How could the concepts presented make you a better leader?

Making it All Work
http://www.bnet.com/videos/making-it-all-work-by-david-allen-book-brief/267471?tag=drawer-container;load-video-river
In this video, productivity author David Allen speaks about the role of control and perspective in life management.

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You must first begin with a review of each theory. I will briefly summarize each one and provide you with Internet links to each theory.
Locke's goal setting theory really states that when people set SMART goals - ones that are specific, time bound and measurable they are more motivated by them and as such are more successful in goal achievement. He noted that goals should meet the Four Cs criteria. They should be clear, challenging, reasonably complex, employee commitment to the goals and ongoing feedback. He indicated if all are present goals would be achieved. His theory can be incorporated into Vroom's Expectancy Theory as Vroom states that workers exert the appropriate effort based on the value they place on the expected outcome or reward. As such according to Locke well defined goals and ongoing feedback would allow workers to clarify their expectations and the outcomes and hence out in the desired effort or productivity to achieve the outcome.
Meanwhile Adam's Equity Theory, says that workers must perceive that their inputs are equal to their outputs or rewards or they will seek to equalize. If they feel that they put in more into a job than they get out they will seek to limit their input in an effort to gain equity. As such Adam's theory can be incorporated into ...

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The solution assists in explaining how the concepts from Locke's goal setting theory can be incorporated into Vroom's expectancy theory.

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