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Motivation, Goals & Performance

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What impact do goals have on behavior? What types of goals will lead to the highest level of performance? Why?

As a manager you must motivate your employees to work very hard. Which motivation theory would you use to guide your actions? Why?

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Goals and Motivation

Our goals and achievement of them whether individually or as part of a group for professional and personal reasons is always affected by the motivation and drive we have towards achieving them. The degree of motivation - the need to achieve, to want and desire to receive the rewards of performance and achievement is not just due to the kind of drive at a personal level the individual employee from a professional and personal viewpoint has. Ferdinand Fournies proposes that the key to making the most of motivation is to provide a strategic structure, a plan that is achievable in stages and well-thought out. The clear picture of 'how to' and 'what to do' to achieve ensures that motivated individuals and groups get the job done. The clarity and achievability of desired goals due to a strategic structure is also itself a ...

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The solution discusses the impact of goals on behavior especially in terms of motivation & resulting performance in a workplace setting. Organizational Behaviour Theory is explored as an effective motivation theory for managers in the workplace including a discussion of intrinsic and extrinsic factors that impact employee motivation and performance. The APA format 585-word solution includes both web and print references. A word version is attached for easy printing.