goal setting

goal setting
The practice of setting individual performance targets for employees. To maximize performance and increase motivation four general principles should be followed:
(1) goals should be challenging but realistic;
(2) goals should be specific, not vague;
(3) employees should have involvement in setting these goals; and;
(4) goals should be measurable. See also performance measurement

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