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

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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...

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;

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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...

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...

Four Principles of Culture Activity

Culture Definition: Cultures in organisation is defined by how the organisation is run, how the personalities within the organisation interact with each other and also how the structure of the company is set out.
Four Principles of Culture Activity Definition: There are four main features which help a company look to see which type of culture it should have in its organisation. These are;
Steady State – This included most of the company, including the finance department, human resource department and offices. This is where the job is a routine and can be planned out, unlike say the management … Read more...