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...

The 4 Main Workforce Trends That We Are Facing Today

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 thick and thin, change is important within the world and organisations. It is needed to keep us thinking, keep us on our toes and keep us growing.

In this article, the first for the My Organisational Behaviour Blog, we will explore the eight main … Read more...

Conducting the Appraisal Interview

Appraisal Definition: An appraisal is the act of assessing an employee or a member of a team. These are normally taken place within an interview and are a terms of analysing the performance of that employee. From the analysis employees are normally given advice on how to improve, which they can use to make aims and objectives to build upon until the next appraisal interview occurs.


Step 1: Prepare

Preparing for the interview is very important, having a prepared interviewer will make the interviewee more confident that the review of their performance is being done properly and this in turn … Read more...

How to Approach an Appraisal

There are 6 main steps to approaching an appraisal situation, these are outlined below in bold, the extra text are some notes to help understand what to do and what not to do.

Starting the Appraisal

  • Good News First Vs. Bad News First
  • Handling the Bad News – Criticising
  • Make sure to note what they did well, adding confidence, but including the criticism
  • Set objectives and ways the person can improve, so that they have something good to take from it
  • Make the person think about themselves and work out the problem. If they understand what is wrong with
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Appraisals and Performance Management

Appraisal Definition: An appraisal is the act of assessing an employee or a member of a team. These are normally taken place within an interview and are a terms of analysing the performance of that employee. From the analysis employees are normally given advice on how to improve, which they can use to make aims and objectives to build upon until the next appraisal interview occurs.
Performance Management Definition: To keep an organisation working as effectively and as efficiently as possible, performance management is used. It is a process where expectation and objectives are set by both the employee Read more...

Leadership Powers and Influences

Power Definition: The ability of a leader to influence its subordinates.
Influence Definition: The effect of leaders actions on what the subordinates will do, how they act and behaviour.
Both of these can help a leader lead his staff. Employees look up to leaders in a number of ways, seven of these are below:

  • Position Power – The status of the person.
  • Legitimate Power – Authority of position held.
  • Reward Power – Power of rewards leaders can give subordinates.
  • Coercive Power – Power to punish a subordinate.
  • Personal Power – Characteristics or knowledge of the organisation.
  • Expert Power – Power
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Types of Leader

Leadership Definition: Leadership is the building of motivation through individuals in aid of reaching a certain set of objectives. A good leader is someone who can lead to good results, by using what he has in the best was possible.

Charismatic and Visionary Leadership

“A fire that ignites followers”
These leaders tend to go beyond to do well for their organisation. They have an amazing ability to motivate and get the most out of staff which makes an organisation more efficient. As well as this they make a stand for the company, which followers will also do, showing their dedication.… Read more...