Locke’s Goal-Setting Theory
- Think back to some goals you have set for yourself. Discuss with the class what impact they had on your motivation?
- What goals might your favourite sporting club set at the beginning of the season? Discuss the impact of these goals being challenging.
Test Your Understanding
- Describe Locke’s goal-setting theory (2 marks)
- Explain how a manager could use Locke’s goal-setting theory to improve employee motivation (4 marks)
- Why do you think setting goals that are easy to achieve might lower a person’s motivation? (2 marks)