Practicing Career Professionalism, Part 3
information sheet no. 3
Learning to commit oneself to goals and career
Making a public commitment to something makes people more hesistant to make changes. When one has showed his/her commitment to something especially if this done publicly, the person will ultimately tend to carry out.Very often, after setting our own goals, we may have the tendency to set this aside or even forget them. Thus it is important that one does not only identify or set goals but makes it public in order to elicit greater chance of attainment.
The Organizational Climate
This is one factor that must be considered to satisfied people to work.
There are two Aspects of Organizational Climate
- Organizational Character – which consists of the structure, strategy, purposes, and goals, and internal social system.
- Management practices – which cgoal setting consists of goal setting, task management feedback, and people relationships.
Five Characteristics of a Good Organizational Climate
- Clarity – is the individuals sense of understanding or organizational goals and policies and of being clear about the job, the feelings that things are organized and running smoothly.
- Recognition – is the feeling that the people are rewarded and recognized for doing good work as constracted of the criticism for poor performance is more likely to
be received than recognition to good performance.
- Commitment – is defined as the feeling of continuing support to good achievement related to acceptance and realism of goals.
- Responsibility – is the feeling of personal accountability for work comma, a sense of individual initiative.
- Teamwork – is the feeling of belonging to an organization characterized by cohesion , mutual warmth and support, trust and pride.
Two Key Factors that Determine How Employee Will Perform the Job
- His Motivation – These factors hold the answer to why an employee behaves the way he does and why one is more productive than another under similar circumstances.
- His Ability – An individual’s value system made up of many but interrelated factors affects his perception of a particular task and helps to determine his inclination to perform.
The influence of this factor is filtered through the individual’s needs co cycled with organizational conditions leads to his motivation to peform at some degree of capacity.
The motivation of an individual in addition to being determined by his peceived needs is also affected by organizational conditions positively or negatively impact motivation depends on the organizations existing in the company.
Influences of Meaningful Goals in Organization
It is the job of manager to achieve organizational goals. He does this through management systems and the proper utilization of human resources. There is synergistic relationship between interpersonal competence, goals and systems. Successful goal setting is a formal organization requires:
- Being able to relate personal goals to organizational goals.
- Having helpful systems for setting and achieving goals.
- Being ready to respond favorably to organizational goals.
Effective management systems are those which enable individuals to achieve a personal goals by achieving organizational goals and are managed by the individual rather than managing the individual in the achievement of goals. They also reflect a development philosophy of supervision.
activity sheet no. 3
Objectives: After completing this activity you shoul be able to:
- Develop commitment to the set of goals.
- Identify good organizational goals.
- Read Information Sheet No. 3
- Answer the Activity Sheet No. 3
- Be honest in your answer.
Complete the following:
- Explain: “The clearer one’s career goal, the more motivated one is to achieve it.”
- Identify some of the goals you have set for yourself. How this personal goals relate to organizational goals.
SELF CHECK No. 3
Check your mastery of Organizational Goals by completing questions/task below:
How to achieve one’s career goal?
What are the influences of meaningful goals in organization?
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