The ill effects of having Performance Goals as the only means to motivate people

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Performance goals so common with the carrot and stick approach of motivating employees , may cause systematic problems due to narrowed focus , unethical behavior , increased risk taking , decreased co-operation and decreased intrinsic motivation.

Hence before applying these goals in an organization due care must be exercised depending on the job at hand.

Adopted from Daniel Pink’s book Drive.

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