May 282015
 

What is the supportive model? The supportive model approach states that employees are self-motivated and have value and insight to contribute to the organization, beyond just their day-to-day role. It is built around the concept of leadership. In this model, the concept of leadership is presented with a managerial point of view, where the manager [read more…]

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System Model of Organisational Behaviour

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May 282015
 

What is the system model? In the system model, the organisation looks at the overall structure and team environment, and considers that individuals have different goals, talents and potential. The system model attempts develop feelings of mutual trust, where employee performance is driven through the integrated approach, the corporate culture, the employee’s role and perceived [read more…]

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May 272015
 

What is the custodial model? The custodial model is based around the concept of providing economic security for employees – through wages and other benefits – that will create employee loyalty and motivation. The custodial model mainly focuses on the financial reward aspects of being employed by the organisation. The underpinning concept of this model [read more…]

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May 272015
 

What is the collegial model? The collegial model is based around teamwork – everybody working as colleagues (hence the name of the model). Collegial refers to a highly co-operative set of people working together by dividing the labour among themselves for the sake of efficient working and to achieve organisational goals. This model is a [read more…]

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Contemporary Motivation Theories

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May 192015
 

Contemporary Theories of Motivation Early motivation theories were based on the assumptions and sometime these theories were not supported by strong evidence. Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is a good example of this approach. Therefore, alternative theories of motivation have been put forward over time.  Self-determination theory Self-determination theory of motivation and argues that people often [read more…]

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May 192015
 

The five models of organisational behaviour are the: autocratic model, custodial model, supportive model, collegial model and system model. Autocratic model Autocratic model is the model that depends upon strength, power and formal authority. In an autocratic organisation, the people (management/owners) who manage the tasks in an organisation have formal authority for controlling the employees [read more…]

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Inputs, Processes and Outcomes Model of OB

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May 192015
 

Organisational behaviour understanding delivers enhanced performance The goal of studying organisation behaviour is to deliver enhanced outcomes for the organisation. Although it may occur, it is not the goal of the organisation to create a “nice place to work” for its employees. Instead, the intention of organisation behaviour is to think about how to structure [read more…]

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Culture in Organisations

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Feb 142011
 
Culture in Organisations

Culture Definition: The human-generated part of the environment that is transmitted across time and generations and leads to people within that culture developing shared meanings; culture gives people ‘standard operating procedures’ or ways of doing things. Often said to be ‘the ways things are done around here’ culture is a major point within an organisation [read more…]

Feb 142011
 

Attitudes Definition: An attitude is a way of thinking or feeling about something, a certain state of mind at the time. Behaviours Definition: Behaviour is defined as the way one acts towards themselves and others around them. To link the two we could say that due to the attitude a person has towards spiders, he/she may behave differently. [read more…]

Dec 052010
 

Personality Definition: A personality is a mixture of a person’s characteristics, beliefs and qualities which make them who they are. Personality Types A and B Definition: These two theorists came up with two extreme ‘behaviour syndromes’ to allow us to look into different stress levels people endure. Each side of the spectrum was split into its own [read more…]