Goal Setting In The Workplace: Case Study

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How are the principles of goal setting applied in this case?

The idea of setting goals have been around a while in the corporate world . There are many benefits to goal setting. According to Chron.com, setting goals can reduce stress, get quicker results, and motivate employees. ("What Are the Benefits of Goal Setting?", 2016) The key with goal setting is to set SMART goals. SMART stands for specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely. ("Motivating Employees Through Goal Setting", 2016)

In the case study, she mentions goals at different levels: the organization goals and he department goals. Furthermore, goals can change and can be changed by outside forces. However, it is important to use a systematic
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The case study mentions job enrichment for these possible issues: delays in decision making, low morale, low accountability, boredom, mediocrity, skill leveling, careless errors, tardiness, absenteeism, low morale. However, experts state that work overload is the primary cause of stress (Li and Shani 1991, 121). In other words, job enrichment isn’t a silver bullet. It is still important for managers to constantly monitor the employees to make sure they are moving in the right direction. If a manager overloads their employees with job enrichment, the positives quickly turn into negatives. In addition, it is also important to consider the employee might expect compensation for this enrichment of their job. If the additional pay is not met, the employee may become frustrated and the company could go back to square one in the …show more content…
Job enrichment can lead to an overall happier and more fulfilled employee. A happier employee generally works harder and is more motivated. However, it is important for the managers and supervisors to use tools to make sure motivation is high. To make sure motivations stay high, it is important to use communication and tools. The case study mentions using tools like reviews to determine if the process and organizational mission are being carried out. Furthermore, a satisfaction survey can be used to communication the satisfaction of staff members. These tools all increase communication between managers and

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