Locke’s Goal-Setting Theory


  1. Think back to some goals you have set for yourself. Discuss with the class what impact they had on your motivation?
  2. 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

  1. Describe Locke’s goal-setting theory (2 marks)
  2. Explain how a manager could use Locke’s goal-setting theory to improve employee motivation (4 marks)
  3. Why do you think setting goals that are easy to achieve might lower a person’s motivation? (2 marks)

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