Keynote Speaker

Industry Meeting with Our Keynote Speaker

Prof. Gary P. Latham

“Three Steps to Increasing the Productivity of Your Employees”

5 September, 4-7 p.m.

Candi Dieng Room, Grand Sahid Jaya Hotel, Jakarta

The application of three psychological concepts, based on over a 1000 studies, will increase the productivity of employees. The first is goal setting. Goals instill meaning in otherwise tedious tasks. They give people a sense of purpose. Their attainment gives people feelings of accomplishment and personal effectiveness. In my discussion, I will discuss different types of goals and when each of them should be used.

Even when goals are specific and challenging, people may not choose to improve their productivity. Thus, a second psychological concept key to productivity improvement is outcome expectancy. That is, employees must see the relationship between pursuing goal attainment and the positive outcomes they can expect. If employers understand the outcomes that employees expect from pursuing the goal, they will understand why employees say what they say, and why they do what they do. If employers change the negative outcomes employees expect from goal pursuit, they will gain goal commitment.

Even when employee outcome expectancies are positive, employees may not commit to the attainment of one or more challenging goals because they lack the confidence that they have the ability to attain them. Thus, I will discuss ways to increase an employee’s self efficacy. Self efficacy is the third psychological concept that is key to productivity improvement. It is an employee’s belief/conviction that “yes, I can” rather than “no, I can’t”.


Industry Meeting Speaker:

Prof. Gary P. Latham 
Former President of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology (SIOP) / University of Toronto, Canada

Gary P. Latham is the Secretary of State Professor of Organizational Effectiveness at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. From 1983-1990, he was the Ford Motor Research Professor, Business School at the University of Washington. He is widely viewed as one of the world’s leading experts in the field of organizational behavior and goal setting theory. His contributions to organizational behavior have changed the field, both theoretically and empirically. His work on goal-setting has made fundamental contributions to both the area of motivation and self-regulation and makes him a household name to students and scholars in organizational behavior In fact, if you are familiar with research on goals, you have heard people cite his name, perhaps in association with Edwin Locke, hundreds of times. You may remember their landmark article based on decades of their own and other’s research on goals in the American Psychologist: Building a practically useful theory of goal setting and task motivation: A 35-year odyssey.



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