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The practice of setting individual performance targets for employees. To maximize performance and increase motivation four general principles should be followed: (1) goals should be challenging but realistic; (2) goals should be specific, not vague; (3) employees should have involvement in setting these goals; and (4) goals should be measurable. See also Performance Measurement.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine — Social Sciences.

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