Tag: goals

Subconscious Goal Setting: Pursuing Goals Without Even Knowing It

Topic: Goals Publication: Journal of Management (JAN 2010) Article: The relevance and viability of subconscious goals in the workplace Authors: G.P. Latham, A.D. Stajkovic, and E.A. Locke Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably know that goal-setting is an effective strategy for improving employee performance. What

Do Optimistic Predictions Lead to Quicker Completion Times?

Topic: Goals, Job Performance, Judgment Publication: Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes (JAN 2010) Article: Finishing on time: When do predictions influence completion times? Authors: R. Buehler, J. Peetz, and D. Griffin Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger Past research has shown that human beings often underestimate the amount of time necessary for

Who Sits Through E-Learning Anyway?

Topic: Training Publication: Learning and Individual Differences (1st QUARTER 2009) Article: The influence of goal orientation dimensions on time to train in a self-paced training environment Authors: K. Ely, T. Sitzmann, and C. Falkiewicz Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger E-learning refers to computer-mediated training that grants trainees a great deal of control

Which Employees Set the Bar Higher?

Topic: Personality, Motivation, Goals Publication: Personality and Individual Differences (JAN 2010) Article: Individual differences in reactions to goal-performance discrepancies over time. Authors: P.D. Converse, E. Steinhauser, and J. Pathak Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger By nature, a goal creates a discrepancy between an employee’s current performance and some future state. For example,

Creativity by Committee

Topic: Creativity Publication: Academy of Management Journal (APR 2009) Article: A cross-level perspective on employee creativity: goal orientation, team learning behavior, and individual creativity. Authors: G. Hirst, D. Van Kippenberg and J. Zhou Reviewed by: Katie Bachman In most cases, employee creativity is as much of a necessity for companies as

Eyes on the prize

Topic: Leadership, Personality, Performance Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (MAY 2009) Article:  The role of goal-focused leadership in enabling the expression of conscientiousness Authors: A.E. Colbert, L.A. Witt Reviewed By: Larry Martinez Colbert and Witt take the stance that goal-directed leadership tactics (being very directive about goals) creates an environment that allows

Effective Goals CAN Fly Under the Radar

Topic: Goals, Job Performance Publication: Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes Article: An exploratory field experiment of the effect of subconscious and conscious goals on employee performance. Author: A. Shantz, G.P. Latham Featured by: Benjamin Granger Do subconscious goals lead to improved employee performance? What exactly are subconscious goals?  Unlike conscious goals, employees are unaware of subconscious goals. When they become aware

The Goal Revision Seesaw: What Makes it Move?

Topic: Self Efficacy, Goals Publication: The Journal of Applied Psychology (2008) Article: The role of feedback, causal attributions, and self-efficacy in goal revision .Author: A.P. Tolli, A.M. Schmidt Reviewed by: Benjamin Granger One thing that we know is that employees frequently revise their performance goals. But we know less about how and why they do so….until now. In a recent study from Journal of Applied