- 経営行動科学 (ISSN:09145206)
- vol.20, no.3, pp.345-353, 2007-12-28 (Released:2011-05-20)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the factors increasing the motivational benefits of goal-setting. In this study, the effects of goal-related situational conditions such as goal sharing and information sharing in the work place were examined. The hypothetical structural model describing the relationships among goal setting, goal sharing, information sharing and work motivation was examined by structural equation model using the data from 2446 employees in a company.Results of the analysis showed the following: Having a specific goal improved one's work motivation. Sharing one's goals with co-workers in the workplace led to higher work motivation. It also had an indirect effect on work motivation through enhancing information sharing in the work place.