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Support: Dealing with Stress in the Workplace

Loche's Five Principles of Goal-Setting

Starting in the early 1960’s, Dr Edwin Locke pioneered research on goal setting and employee motivation. Locke's research showed that performance of a task was directly related to the difficulty and specificity of the goal. Dr. Loche’s five principles of goal setting are:
  1. Clarity
  2. Challenge
  3. Commitment
  4. Feedback
  5. Task complexity
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