On Writing and HR
- The Effects of Three Participative Goal Setting Strategies on Task Goal Attributes and Performance. Ashworth, D. Neil // Australian Journal of Management (University of New South Wales);Jun90, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p39
Abstract: Historically, goal-setting research has included attempts to gauge the importance of participation on performance and other task-goal attributes such as satisfaction. But much of the prevailing research has failed to recognise the dynamics of the process itself. In an attempt to...
- A THEORETICAL EXAMINATION OF THE CONSTRUCT VALIDITY OF OPERATIONALIZATIONS OF GOAL DIFFICULTY. Wright, Patrick M. // Human Resource Management Review;Winter92, Vol. 2 Issue 4, p275
Investigates the construct validity of operationalizations of goal difficulty from a theoretical perspective. How various theories of motivation have defined goal difficulty as a motivational construct; Bias in using practice trials for goal setting; Implications for operationalizing goal...
- Going for the Goal. Huisken, Brad // JCK;Sep2003, Vol. 174 Issue 9, p82
Focuses on the importance of goals in providing direction and motivation in jobs. Provision of short-term goals; Vitality of mid-range goals to goal setting; End result of short-term and mid-range goals.
- An Uneasy Look at Performance Appraisal. McGregor, Douglas // Training & Development Journal;Jun87, Vol. 41 Issue 6, p66
Urges employees to be responsible for their own performance appraisal. Causes of resistance to appraisal programs; Need for the subordinate to establish short-term performance goals for himself; Problems with subordinate's personality; Problems of judgment.
- How to Conduct An Effective Performance Review Program. Zeitlein, Lawrence R. // Management Review;Mar70, Vol. 59 Issue 3, p44
Presents guidelines to the conduct of an effective performance review program. Reasons performance review programs fail; Steps in the establishment of the program; Goal of performance review.
- HOW TO MAKE A GOALS PROGRAM SUCCESSFUL. Rausch, Erwin // Training & Development Journal;Mar1980, Vol. 34 Issue 3, p24
Offers advice on the successful implementation of goals programs, such as management by objectives or managing for results. Characteristics of high quality goals; Frequency of goal reviews; Subordinates' influence in setting goals; Role of performance appraisal.
- Clarify job expectations to drive better performance. // Managing People at Work;Feb2011, Issue 347, p5
The article offers suggestions on how managers can motivate their employees including drafting a list of expectations, sharing written expectations with employees, and rewarding employees for exceeding expectations.
- soundbites. // Recruiter;2/9/2011, p18
In this article, the author presents the perspectives of several executives regarding the question of how to motivate office staff over winter, especially during the cold weather and shorter, darker days.
- Increase employee accountability. // Communication Briefings;Apr2013, Vol. 32 Issue 6, p7
The article presents a discussion of the strategies to increase accountability of employees, adapted from the book "Essential Skills for Manager's Success."