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When Goal Setting Goes Bad

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Executive Summary

Bad "Side effects" produced by goal-setting programs include a rise in unethical behavior, over-focus on one area while neglecting other parts of the business, distorted risk preferences, corrosion of organizational culture, and reduced intrinsic motivation. Used wisely, goals can inspire employees and improve performance. But goal setting must be prescribed in doses, not as a standard remedy to increase productivity.

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