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...

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...

Person Culture

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.
Person Culture Definition: The final culture is one that is often used, but is one which employees would probably like to see more. It is a culture which is only there to help the individuals who work there. An example of this type of culture is architects or social groups. It is a cluster, there to help the individuals to profit from themselves.
Person Culture Human Resource Management
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Role Culture

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.
Role Culture Definition: This can be seen as a Greek Temple, there is the top, the leaders, but so that these people succeed they need the people below. The god represented for this culture is Apollo, the Greek god of reason. This is because this culture works by leaders and employees being logical and being rational.
Each department in this type of culture can be seen … Read more...

Power Culture

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.
“A web without a spider has no strength”
Power Culture Definition: Known as Zeus, as he was the all-powerful Greek god, this type of culture is based on a central power course, hence why it is normally found in Entrepreneurial companies, as in these type of organisation it tends to be the leader (the entrepreneur) who wants to lead the company and make it grow, … Read more...

Two Cultures Theory

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.
Two Cultures Theory Definition: This theory splits organisations into two different cultures; Organisation A and Organisation B

Organisation A

Organisation A is more of a people culture, ideas come from the employees within the company as they are trusted and allowed to input into the organisation. As well as this they are well motivated, so want to help the organisation meet their goals and targets. … Read more...

Culture

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. We can see this when we look at how different counties operate, for example the French are very self-righteous and therefore stick up for what they believe in, hence why they have blocked motorways when fuel prices have risen and chopped of their leaders head when they didn’t agree.

It needs to be remembered that not all cultures match all environments; each organisation will need a … Read more...

Interactive Leadership Management

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 way possible.
Management Definition: The process of dealing with and controlling a certain task or person/people.
Interactive Leadership Management Definition: Interactive Leadership is when a leader takes it upon themselves to include others as much as possible, by delegating tasks and not doing all of the ‘leader’ jobs by themselves. This means that groups are made, collaborations are built and relationships extended … Read more...

HRM Theories

Human Resource Management basis itself an a variety of different of theories, some of these are shown below:

Culture

Environment

Leadership Management

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Culture in Organisations

Culture Definition: The human-generated part of the environment that is transmitted across time and generations and leads to people within that culture developing shared meanings; culture gives people ‘standard operating procedures’ or ways of doing things. Often said to be ‘the ways things are done around here’ culture is a major point within an organisation as it can lead to success or failure. It is important to manage culture and try and install one which works well for the type of organisation, the objectives and goals the business has set and the recruitment practices in place.

Organisational Culture Definition: The … Read more...