The concept of goals is closely linked to the concept of unmet needs. An unmet need is what drives a person to take action. If we have our needs met, we have no motivation to work. It is the desire to meet our needs that pushes us to put forth an effort and do something. As a manager, you should be able to use the goals you set for your team to create a sense of tension that pushes and motivates them to succeed.
- The basic principle of goal theory
- The four elements of proper goal setting
- How to set smart goals
- How to apply goal theory to your management practices