Allstate Essay

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Leadership and Organizational Behavior BUS-520 1. Using the model for goal setting, evaluate Allstate’s goal-setting process to determine whether or not Allstate has an effective goal-setting program. After reviewing the model for goal setting, I believe that Allstate has an effective goal-setting program. The term goal setting is defined as the process of specifying desired outcomes towards which individuals, teams, departments, and organizations will strive and is intended to increase organizational efficiency and effectiveness. (Hellriegel/Slocum, 2011,192). Allstate was founded in 1931 and became a publicly traded in 1993. Allstate prides itself on being the nation’s largest insurance company a company with progressive thinking, employing over 70,000 people, with 33 percent are minorities and 58 percent are woman.(Allstate Website). In the model from (Hellriegel/Slocum, 2011, 194) The Model of Goal Setting consists of these factors: Challenge, Mediators, Performance, Rewards, Satisfaction, Consequences, and Moderators. Allstate’s goal setting process consists of four steps, (1) Succession Programming (2) Development (3) Measurement (4) Accountability and Reward. In my evaluation, I compared the goal setting program of Allstate to the Goal Setting Model in(Hellriegel/Slocum, 2011, 194). The first step of the Goal Setting Model is Challenge. It's our goal to provide challenging work that is interesting and meaningful and to reward employees' efforts based on a pay for performance approach. (Allstate). Allstate refers to itself as a company who looks for self-starters and people who look to help change the world. The second step of the Goal Setting Model is Mediators. A mediator is someone who acts as a negotiator between two parties. Allstate employees act as mediators on several levels. They act as go-betweens from the consumer to Allstate the company,

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