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Single and Double Loop Learning: Attitudes and Behaviour

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.

Single and Double Loop Learning Definition: This theory was made to try and understand how people learn within organisations.

  • Single-loop learning is the ability to use feedback to make continuous adjustments and adaptations, to maintain performance at the standard which the organisation
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Social Cognitive Theory: Attitudes and Behaviour

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.

Social Cognitive Theory Definition: This theory is all about learning from watching what others do, and then replicating their behaviour. It is common everywhere in the world, children learn from their parents, then from their teachers and later on in life they … Read more...

Organisational Behaviour Modification: Attitudes and Behaviour

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.

Organisational Behaviour Modification Definition: A way of changing behaviours and attitudes by using technology and new found knowledge to influence employees to act in different ways.

Luthans and Kreitner

Luthans and Kreitner orchestrated the way of altering people’s behaviour in business. Behaviour … Read more...

Expectancy Theory: 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 fact that motivation isn’t always needed, but discipline to get the job done is.

Expectancy Theory Definition: The expectancy theory was thought up by Vroom in 1963 and later expanded on by Porter and Lawler in 1968. The theory was one that argued that … Read more...

Herzberg’s Two Factor Theory: 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 fact that motivation isn’t always needed, but discipline to get the job done is.

Herzberg’s Two Factor Theory Definition: Frederick Herzberg came up with a theory which would look into what caused job satisfaction and what caused job dissatisfaction. Factors which influenced making a … Read more...

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 fact that motivation isn’t always needed, but discipline to get the job done is. Maslows Hierarchy of Needs Definition: Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs was created to try and show what people need satisfying so that they can fulfil themselves at work. He came up … Read more...

Common-sense Theory: 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 fact that motivation isn’t always needed, but discipline to get the job done is.

Common-sense Theory Definition: McGregor’s theory started off because he believed that every person has a different reason to get out of bed in the morning, a different reason to … Read more...

Gestalt Principles: Perception

Perception Definition: A perception is a belief held by a person, or many people, based upon how they see the world around them.

Gestalt Principle Definition: The Gestalt School of Psychology was led by Max Wertheimer in Germany. This school was set up to help develop theories which could be used to make visual perceptions. Gestalt is German for ‘Unified Whole’. The theories which were developed within the school were made to try and show how people visualise elements and put them into certain groups.

Figure and Ground

This theory shows that people focus on certain aspects of a … Read more...

Personality Types A and B: Personality

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 category; Type A Personality and Type B Personality.

Type A Personality

  • Works better with long hours
  • Works better with larger amounts of work
  • Works better with tight deadlines

Type A Personalities are also said to be quite competitive, and therefore a food type … Read more...

Personality in Organisations

Personality Definition: A personality is a mixture of a person’s characteristics, beliefs and qualities which make them who they are.

What is the Definition of Personality?

“A relatively enduring pattern of thinking, feeling and acting that characterizes a person’s response to her or his environment”

Bratton (2010)

Importance of Personality in an Organisation?

Personality is a key element in an organisation as it defines what the culture will be like, what the attitudes and behaviours are and in turn the success of the company.

When hiring a person their personality needs to fit in with the rest of … Read more...