A new study discovers that merely thinking about backup plans can lead to negative outcomes. What are they?
We are the few, the proud, the performance-prove goal oriented! True, we have a slightly cumbersome name, but don’t let that fool you. We seek to achieve, to demonstrate our mastery, and to make sure everyone knows how much better than you we are. But starting today, we are on your work team. Will we help your team achieve success, or will we be too caught up in competing with you for personal glory?
Creative work is best accomplished when team members are able to add their own zest and refine each other’s ideas.
Maintaining high levels of employee motivation is of utmost value to every organization. New research points out that breaking down rewards and incentives into different categories increases an employee’s motivation to work better and harder to achieve these rewards.
No news is good news, right? Not when it comes to job performance and project management. Knowing where you stand helps you remain focused on where you have to go, but some employees would rather stick their heads in the sand, avoiding all progress tracking. How do you deal with an employee who just will not monitor their own progress?
We’ve all heard that boredom leads to employee turnover. Conventional wisdom says continuing to challenge your employees over time with difficult assignments and stretch goals is vital to keeping their engagement high. But what challenges are the right challenges? A new study indicates that treating all your employees the same way might be a serious mistake.
Topic: Burnout, Stress, Goals Publication: Journal of Applied Social Psychology Article: The 2×2 model of goal orientation and burnout: The role of approach-avoidance dimensions in predicting burnout Authors: Naidoo, L. J., DeCriscio, A., Bily, H., Manipella, A., Ryan, M., & Youdim, J. Reviewer: Neil Morelli There have been times when
Topic: Goals, Teams, Job Performance Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (NOV 2011) Article: The Effect of Goal Setting on Group Performance: A Meta-Analysis Authors: A. Kleingeld, H. van Mierlo, L. Arends Reviewed By: Ben Sher He shoots, he scores! No, not those kind of goals. We’re talking about workplace goals—the
Topic: Goals, Management
Publication: Academy of Management Review, 36, 3 (July 2011)
Article: The Paradox of Stretch Goals: Organizations in Pursuit of the Seemingly Impossible
Authors: S. B. Sitkin, K. E. See, C. C. Miller, M. W. Lawless, & A. M. Carton
Reviewed By: Thaddeus Rada
Topic: Training, Goals, Learning
Publication: Psychological Bulletin (March, 2011)
Article: A meta-analysis of self-regulated learning in work-related training and educational attainment: What we know and where we need to go
Authors: T. Sitzmann, K. Ely
Reviewed by: Alexandra Rechlin