mgt 330 week 4 Discussion 1

mgt 330 week 4 Discussion 1 - The basic premise of Lockes...

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The basic premise of Locke’s goal theory is that people can form expectations about the future and strive to achieve them. This can be broken down into four concepts: 1. Directing attention : Expectations allow you to focus more closely on your goal or task. 2. Mobilizing effort : Expectations allow you to bring together efforts toward a goal or task. 3. Encouraging persistence : Goals increase your persistence toward achievement. 4. Facilitating the development of strategies : Goals help you develop and make adjustments in your strategies to achieve them. To summarize Edwin Locke’s goal theory, consider this formula: Attention + Mobilizing + Persistence + Strategies = Motivation . When all four are high you have maximum motivation to push you to new levels of achievement. The basic premise of Victor Vroom’s expectancy theory is that an individual’s motivation will be high when there is: 1. Expectancy : An employee’s belief that working hard will result in a desired level of task performance being achieved. If we believe we can
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