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Title: Mission impossible? The paradoxes of stretch goal setting
Authors: Cunha, M. P. E.
Giustiniano, L.
Rego, A.
Clegg, S.
Keywords: Goals
Leaders
Paradoxes
Stretch goals
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Abstract: Stretch goal setting is a process involving multiple and nested paradoxes. The paradoxical side of stretch is attractive because it holds great promise yet dangerous because it triggers processes that are hard to control. Paradoxes are not readily managed by assuming a linear relation between the here and now and the intended future perfect. Before adopting stretch goal setting, managers should thus be prepared for the tensions and contradictions created by nested or interwoven paradoxes. Achieving stretch goals can be as difficult for the managers seeking to direct the process as for designated delegates. While the increasing popularity of stretch goal setting is understandable, its unexpected consequences must be taken into account. The inadequate use of stretch goals can jeopardize the social sustainability of organizations as well as their societal support systems.
Peer reviewed: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10071/18028
DOI: 10.1177/1350507616664289
ISSN: 1350-5076
Ciência-IUL: https://ciencia.iscte-iul.pt/id/ci-pub-47991
Accession number: WOS:000397196500002
Appears in Collections:BRU-RI - Artigos em revistas científicas internacionais com arbitragem científica

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