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...

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

It can take years to acquire a … Read more...

How to Set SMART Goals to Improve Performance Management

Goals Definition: Goals are short-term objectives which are set at the start of a project to help analyse where the project needs to go and in what kind of time frame.
SMART Goals Definition: SMART Goals are a way of making goals which cater to the project and make more sense when looked at in the future;

  • S – Specific – The area for the goal to be set, must be specific so that a goal can be clearly defined and then completed.
  • M – Measurable – A way to measure the progress of the goal, to know when the
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Organisation Environmental Uncertainty

Organisational Environment Definition: The organisational environment is technically anything which is external to an organisation and can affect it in anyway, causing the organisation to react to this change. Fro example if a competitor lowers their prices, then an organisation in the same market may have to react by also lowering its prices, or saying that they have a better quality product which could help brand image and in turn sales, more than selling for cheaper.
Organisational Environment Uncertainty Definition: The organisational environment can be very uncertain, with many factors affecting the way an organisational will have to cope and … Read more...

Organisational Environment and Culture

Organisational Environment Definition: The organisational environment is technically anything which is external to an organisation and can affect it in anyway, causing the organisation to react to this change. Fro example if a competitor lowers their prices, then an organisation in the same market may have to react by also lowering its prices, or saying that they have a better quality product which could help brand image and in turn sales, more than selling for cheaper.
Organisational Culture Definition: Cultures in organisation is defined by how the organisation is run, how the personalities within the organisation interact with each other … Read more...

Organisational Environment and Resources

Organisational Environment Definition: The organisational environment is technically anything which is external to an organisation and can affect it in anyway, causing the organisation to react to this change. Fro example if a competitor lowers their prices, then an organisation in the same market may have to react by also lowering its prices, or saying that they have a better quality product which could help brand image and in turn sales, more than selling for cheaper.
Organisational Resources: The assets that are by an organisation for the production process. This includes human, monetary, raw materials and money.
Another aspect which … Read more...

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; Read more...

Environment

Environment Definition: The organisational environment is technically anything which is external to an organisation and can affect it in anyway, causing the organisation to react to this change. Fro example if a competitor lowers their prices, then an organisation in the same market may have to react by also lowering its prices, or saying that they have a better quality product which could help brand image and in turn sales, more than selling for cheaper.
As stated above, the environment an organisation is in can be anything which affects it externally, therefore we can build up an environment around an … Read more...

Performance Management

Performance Management Definition: Helps to contribute to the effectiveness of the management of individuals and teams in an organisation, as to to help with the performance of the organisation. To achieve this it needs to be made that everyone shares the same understanding of objectives and targets.

The ‘Big Idea’ (Purcell, 2003)

From some research which was carried out at the University of Bath, Purcell et al found that organisations who shared a common goal, as in all of the individuals shared the same beliefs, then the company would do better. This was known as the ‘Big Idea’. This could … Read more...