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Involvement creates ownership.

Goals Must Be Accepted

Goals need to be accepted. Simply assigning goals to employees may not result in their commitment to those goals, especially if the goal will be difficult to accomplish. A powerful method of obtaining acceptance is to allow employees to participate in the goal-setting process. In other words, participation in the goal-setting process tends to enhance goal commitment. Participation helps employees better understand the goals, ensure that the goals are not unreasonable, and helps them achieve the goal. The factor of self-efficacy mentioned above also may come into play regarding imposed goals. Some individuals may reject imposed goals, but if they have self-efficacy, they may still maintain high personal goals to accomplish the imposed goals.