What do managers do?

There are four key roles of management in today’s business world, namely:

  • planning,
  • organizing,
  • leading, and
  • controlling.

You should note from this list of key management roles that a manager is a proactive position responsible for achieving organizational goals. This needs to be distinguished from a non-manager worker who is more likely to take direction and advice on their role. While the manager is responsible for implementing key parts of the organization’s plan, they also need to take responsibility for planning and organizing.

The planning function

Planning means working out how to achieve the goals of the organization. All organizations … Read more...

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...

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...

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.


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

3 Reasons Why Culture is So Important within Organisations

Culture comes up a lot in business and organisations, especially in the academic side around the subject. Despite this though, many people are ok with just accepting a business culture and going along with it, believing that once a culture has come into play, it can’t be changed.
Culture is one of the main reasons that companies fail. Even with a great idea, a culture can cripple an organisation from the inside out.
In today’s article, I would like to discuss the 5 reasons why culture is so important.

Having the Right People

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The Organisational Domain

The Organisational Domain Definition:

The organisations chosen field of action, the part of the environment which they choose to be vital to their company, so if that part changes, they must react. It is the area which the organisation will sell its products and services, in a way their niche (even though it may not be that small).

It is said that there is ten different sectors which make up the environment for an organisation, each of which affect different organisations in different ways. These are shown below;