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Collegial Model of Organisational Behaviour

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 … Read more...

Contemporary Motivation Theories

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 seek control of their actions.

 Goal setting theory

Goal setting theory is based on the view that challenging objectives should aid and improve workplace performance. In this theory, it is assumed that an employee is committed to the firm’s goals and desires to make a … Read more...

What is motivation?

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 action. Without motivation (willingness to act), then things are not normally done as required inside an organization.

Motivation inside the organisation

An organization would have a goal to motivate its employees to perform particular tasks to particular standards. A good example here would … Read more...

Five Models of Organisational Behaviour

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 who work under them. These lower-level employees have little control over the work function. Their ideas and innovations are not generally welcomed, as the key decisions are made at the top management level.

The guiding principle behind this model is that management/owners have enormous business … Read more...

ABC of Attitudes

The ABC Model of Attitudes

There are three main elements of an attitude:

  1. Cognitive component
  2. Affective component
  3. Behavioural component

As you can see, the easy way to recall these components is to use the letters ABC.

Cognitive component

Cognitive component involves the belief or knowledge of the person.

This base knowledge is usually objective and without any emotional element.

For example, a person might know that McDonald’s is a fast food restaurant that operates in 1,000’s of locations throughout the world. As you can see, this is simply base information/knowledge without any particular viewpoint in regards … Read more...

Inputs, Processes and Outcomes Model of OB

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 the organisation must effectively in order to achieve its goals and desired outcomes.

Like any system, the basic organisation behaviour model is built around inputs, processes and outcomes.

Inputs

The inputs to the organisational model is how the organisation chooses to structure itself, structure roles, … Read more...

Behaviour Management Strategies in Business

In order to have a healthy business that evolves exponentially and which provides a constant stream of revenue, you need to make sure that not only you create good products/services that cater to the needs of your clients, but you also need to maintain your employees happiness at the same times. In order to do that you will need to implement and use some behavior management practices in your company, as this will allow you to please your employees and customers in the best possible way!

What is Behavior Management?

Behavior management is a technique that uses experimental behavior analysis … Read more...