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Submit a 1,400 to 2,100 word paper: Specific difficult goals have been suggested to enhance performance, but researchers have also shown that performance will be high only when expectancies are high. You might think that as goals become increasingly difficult, expectations for accomplishing them would decrease. Can you resolve this apparent contradiction between goal-setting theory and expectancy theory by applying it to a situation within your own organization?

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Goal setting theory:
1. The goals should be specific and difficult:
2. If possible the goals should have quantification;
3. The goals should not be vague;
The reasons:
1. Goals concentrate attention and express efforts:
2. Goals lead to more efforts;
3. Goals stimulate and encourage persistence:

Expectancy theory says;
An employee in an organization will be
1. More motivated when they believe that more endeavor will lead to enhanced job performance;
2. Better ...

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? An introduction and a thesis statement
? A body with supporting evidence and in-text citations
? A conclusion
? A reference list with at least five to seven sources

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? Decision Making
? Motivation
? Group Behavior
? Communication
? Power and Politics
? Organizational Structure
? Organizational Culture
? Human Resources Practices
? Change Management

Be sure to provide multiple examples of the main concepts as practiced at the organization.

Many organizations use organizational behavior concepts, but not all organizations publicize their methods for success or missteps to embarrassing failures. Select an organization for which a good amount of research has been conducted and has been made publicly available. Some suggestions are:

? General Electric
? Disney
? Microsoft
? Southwest Airlines
? Time Warner
? Pfizer
? SAS Institute
? Whole Foods Market
? Starbucks
? Lincoln Electric
? Adobe Systems
? Walmart

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