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 sensible extension of the concepts proposed by a supportive model of organisational behaviour. It promotes mutual co-existence that should exist for maintaining harmony among the co-workers.

Role of Management

According to this model, cooperation among the members of any team is the only way to complete the given task. All the members of a team should have an equal level of motivation and sense of responsibility towards their duties, but management need to focus these forces collectively in order to achieve organisational goals.

Management should guide their employees by promoting a sense of participation and cooperation among its employees. This will create a feeling of satisfaction among the employees. They will feel that they are an integral part of the organization, which will provoke a sense of responsibility in them.

Impact on employees

The collegial model suggests that if employees are more aware of the overall purpose of their role, then they’ll try their best to fulfill the needs of an organisation. Co-operation and participation by all the members will build a better corporate culture and foster a teamwork feeling between management and employees.

Employees will be more inclined to be motivated to deliver key goals as they will develop a more positive attitude towards their organisation, due to the management style and overall corporate culture.

Key aspects the collegial model

This model looks to manage the group of workers through teamwork and cooperation. With the collegial approach, the manager acts as a guide towards the attainment of the organisational goals.

The employees are more motivated to perform well – not because of fear of punishments or penalties – but because they feel their responsibility towards the organisation. In other words, they want to contribute and make a difference to the organisation.

Collectively, improved individual performances should deliver more positive results for the organisation.

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