Goal Oriented Theory to Motivate the Employees

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Self-concept has many definitions but they all have the same meaning, which is, your perception of your own self and of your own abilities. Self concept is anperson ’s physical and psychological traits, their assets and liabilities, possibilities and limitations and strengths and weaknesses. Therefore, it is a first built upon beliefs but it is ultimate created through fortification of those belief by the action that we choose to take or not. Our self concept determines how we are going to live our lives. For example, if our self concept is positive and healthy, we are going to lead a healthy and balanced life. On other hand, if its shaky and fragile, we are definitely going to experience some unpleasant and overwhelming moments in our life. Therefore, it is very important to have a positive image about ourselves. As a manager, it is essential to have a positive and healthy self concept. People who believes in themselves are more likely to do better in any task by making more of an effort, and persist longer, than those with poor self concept .The stronger a person believes in him/her, the more active the efforts are. So it’s all about the self concept. Whether you are a manager or to be managed, its solely depends on what you think about yourself that helps you to achieve your goals and to lead a happy life. I see myself as a persistent and perfectionist manager. I like to compare my work to best in the field to set a goal for myself. I use this strategy to motivate my employees by showing them the best product available in the market and creative things we can do to improve over it. In this way, they are very clear on their goal and expectations. I believe a person will do or at least try to do well if they know whats expect... ... middle of paper ... ...y to motivate workers. We used to have a staff/board meeting where we used to set clear, challenging and achievable goals. This theory worked well within our organization because of the small size of staff. Museum has about 10 full- time permanent employees which made it easier for everyone to actively participate in the process of goal and decision-making. Besides goal oriented theory to motivate the employees, museum board also took a personal and different type of appreciation approach to motivate staff members.museum board went out of their way to show their appreciation to staff by helping out at the museum once in a month. It was very motivational to see senior management working along with staff members to accomplish museum goals. Usually, senior management just dictate the goals to mangers and their teams but never really help them to achieve these goals.

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