The case for focusing on performance over results

How can organizations motivate and re-energize their employees? Photo by: Thomas Jodlowski / Kompania Piwowarska / CC BY-NC-ND 

Relying on results can become an obstacle to performance improvement.

Instead, a shift from quantitative to qualitative goals — where the behavior of employees is in sharper focus — can create a motivated and energized workforce, according to Bård Kuvaas, professor of organizational psychology at BI Norwegian School of Management.

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