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dc.contributor.authorOgbeiwi, Osahon
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-22T11:12:29Z
dc.date.available2020-05-22T11:12:29Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationOgbeiwi O (2020) Towards a practice theory of goal-setting: assessing the theoretical goal-setting of a leprosy organisation in Nigeria. Beau Bassin: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/17831
dc.descriptionNoen_US
dc.description.abstractGoal-setting is indispensable for effective healthcare management. Yet, literature evidence suggests many organisations worldwide do not know how to formulate ‘SMART’ goals. Evidence of how existing theories work in practice is scarce, and the practices in low-income countries are unknown. Therefore, this research explored how leprosy project goals were formulated to describe the theoretical practice framework of A leprosy-focused organisation in Nigeria. Using a case-study design, ten managers were interviewed individually concerning their goal-setting knowledge, experience and perspective; and documented goals of six projects were reviewed. A five-step constructionist thematic data analysis generated eleven theoretical frameworks from the concepts of the emergent core themes of ‘stakeholders’, ‘strategies’ and ‘statements.’ Further theorisation reduced them to one general framework. This revealed organisational goal-setting practice as a four-stage centre-led, top-down, beneficiary-focused and problem-based process. The stages were national preparation, baseline needs-survey, centralised goal formulation and nationalised planning. The outcome was the formulation of assigned, ‘non-SMART’ objective statements, which are then used for planning projects. Other theoretical models constructed included a Goal Effects Cycle, ‘SMARTA’ goal attributes and hierarchical criteria for differentiating goal-types. A theory developed from the goal-setting practice postulates that: ‘Assigned non-SMART goal formulation directly results from centralised goal-setting practice and is the predictor of unrealistic project planning.’ Therefore, I propose that goal statements will be ‘SMARTA’ and plans, more realistic and relevant if goal-setting is done collaboratively by all stakeholders at all stages of the process. Also, ‘Change-Beneficiary-Indicator-Target-Timeframe’ and ‘Change-Beneficiary-Location-Timeframe’ frameworks are recommended as templates for writing SMART objectives and aims respectively.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectTheoretical goal settingen_US
dc.subjectObjectivesen_US
dc.subjectSMARTen_US
dc.subjectPractice theoryen_US
dc.subjectLeprosyen_US
dc.subjectNigeriaen_US
dc.titleTowards a practice theory of goal setting: assessing the theoretical goal-setting of a leprosy organisation in Nigeriaen_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.typeBooken_US
dc.type.versionNo full-text in the repositoryen_US
refterms.dateFOA2020-05-22T11:14:57Z


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