For this assignment, I chose an article from the journal Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. It is entitled Goal Setting in Teams: The Impact of Learning and Performance Goals on Process and Performance.
This study examined the impact of three alternative types of goals (specific learning, general do your best learning, and specific performance) on team performance. Eighty-four-person teams engaged in an interdependent command and control simulation in which the team goal and task complexity were manipulated. Contrary to research at the individual level, teams with specific learning goals performed worse than did teams with general do your best learning goals or specific... View More »