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Strategic framework for individual target setting and team effectiveness in the Government of Abu Dhabi

Alnaqbi, YAAH 2014, Strategic framework for individual target setting and team effectiveness in the Government of Abu Dhabi , PhD thesis, University of Salford.

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Abstract

Developed countries has long been paying attention to performance management (PM) field. Team and individual performance were always part of PM framework that were an area for research and development. Countries as well as oorganizations have increased their reliance on teams which is part of a basic aspect of modern organizational life; less work assignments fully performed by one individual alone. It is naturally the result of cost cutting pressure and improving efficiency to enable the public sector to remain competitive on a global scale. However, when diving deep into the team performance and specifically individual performance within the team, it is not clear if the individual target setting is linked with the team target and how it effects the overall performance either for the team or organization. Much research has been conducted on individual target settings, and increasingly on team targets. However, not enough research has been conducted on exploring and evaluating individual targets linked to the team target. Abu Dhabi as a city is becoming well recognized and its economy is strong and globally recognized to be a driver. It is also evident that Abu Dhabi Government (ADG) is putting lots of efforts in building sustainable knowledge based economy. As ADG has gone through transformation during the past few years. As a result, PM are an area of attention to which it facilitate the efforts to be efficient and more developed government. As any modern government, cross functional teams were created between ADG organizations to achieve different deliverables that can’t be achieved by individuals or an organization alone. Despite the fact that ADG is using PM as an important method to improve and sustain growths, it is faced with a number of challenges that could affect the performance of the different teams to deliver their targets in more effect way. This study therefor aims to investigate the effect of individual target setting on team effectiveness and overall performance in ADG and propose strategic approach to improve individual performance within teams. This aim was achieved by conducting qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection targeting to explore how the main variables of target setting are associated with the attitudes and opinions of individuals working in teams. The study reveals that despite the growing emphasis on the important of PM and the role of individual target setting within teams in enhancing the organisations capabilities and the overall operational excellence, the study shows how individual target setting with teams impact on overall performance of various organisations within ADG.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Contributors: Ahmed, V (Supervisor) and Underwood, J (Supervisor)
Themes: Built and Human Environment
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment
Schools > No Research Centre
Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: YAAH Alnaqbi
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2014 11:05
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2015 23:53
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/31929

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