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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What is motivation?

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May 192015
 

Defining motivation Motivation can be defined as the willingness or reason for behaving or acting in a certain way. You often hear the word motivation used in everyday language – such as, you need to be more motivated in your studies. In this regard, motivation means some form of driving force that compels you into [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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The 4 Main Workforce Trends That We Are Facing Today

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Dec 202014
 

It comes as no surprise that in the last 50 years a lot has changed around the world, and with that a lot has changed in the workplaces within organisations around the world. Without these changes, growth wouldn’t have happen and on the more negative side, the market crashes wouldn’t had happened. Yet through the [read more…]

Feb 142011
 

Motivation Definition: The reason or reasons to act in a particular way. It is what makes us do things and carry out tasks for the organisation. However, motivation is often used as an excuse, a lack of motivation for not doing anything. This is why in an organisation discipline needs to be used, to inspire the [read more…]

Jan 062011
 

Here are some practice exam questions for you to practice. If you find any more, please send them to me. Intelligence Evaluate Spearman’s contribution to our understanding of intelligence. Compare and contrast a structural model of intelligence and a systems model of intelligence.  Explain the relevance to organisational behaviour. Define three different kinds of intelligence [read more…]

Expectancy Theory: Motivation

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Dec 112010
 

Motivation Definition: The reason or reasons to act in a particular way. It is what makes us do things and carry out tasks for the organisation. However, motivation is often used as an excuse, a lack of motivation for not doing anything. This is why in an organisation discipline needs to be used, to inspire the [read more…]

Herzberg’s Two Factor Theory: Motivation

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Dec 052010
 

Motivation Definition: The reason or reasons to act in a particular way. It is what makes us do things and carry out tasks for the organisation. However, motivation is often used as an excuse, a lack of motivation for not doing anything. This is why in an organisation discipline needs to be used, to inspire the [read more…]

Maslows Hierarchy of Needs: Motivation

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Dec 052010
 
Maslows Hierarchy of Needs: Motivation

Motivation Definition: The reason or reasons to act in a particular way. It is what makes us do things and carry out tasks for the organisation. However, motivation is often used as an excuse, a lack of motivation for not doing anything. This is why in an organisation discipline needs to be used, to inspire the [read more…]