What is Locke's Goal Setting Theory of Motivation?
"When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps".
Goals need to be specific, challenging yet attainable, have deadlines, and have a more learning orientation than being performance-oriented.
When goals are used to evaluate performance with regular feedback on the progress, they have a bigger chance of reaching desired results.
Basically, goals must be SMART to be truly effective - Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time-based.
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