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DeCaro Ch. 10
Transcript of DeCaro Ch. 10
Group Goal Setting
Why set goals?
Increase morale (members' satisfaction)
Increase motivation to succeed
Use immediate reinforcement
Set short-term goals
Complex / Challenging Goals
Allow plenty of time to accomplish complex goals. Set deadlines - appropriate amount of pressure, while still achievable.
Feel stressed? Might be too complex / unrealistic. Reassess and modify your goals if necessary.
Break down into
(volunteers are better than assignments)
Check in / track progress
Locke's Goal-Setting Theory
1. Set clear and specific goals
2. Difficult but attainable
3. Focus on participative vs. assignment goals
4. Frequent feedback about work
How to give feedback on goals
Schedule time once a week to analyze your progress and accomplishments. Look at what has and hasn't worked, and make adjustments along the way.
Use technology to track and measure your progress. Google Docs a good place to start.
1. Determine where you are
2. Identify what's important
3. Define what you must achieve
4. Determine who is accountable
5. Review, review, review
Understand the charge
Charge = assignment given by a higher authority
Checkpoints = Predetermined achievements the group should accomplish by specified times.