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motivation theory

From a review of motivation theory, Mitchell identifies four common characteristics which underlie the definition of motivation. • Motivation is typified as an individual phenomenon. Every person is unique and all the major theories of motivation allow for this...

THE USE OF ORGANISATIONAL CHARTS

THE USE OF ORGANISATIONAL CHARTS I.) The chart provides only an historical record.It must be updated when organisational change occurs. 2.) If accuracy, an organisational chart can identify problems that are contributing to inefficiency. If large scale change is...

objectives of structure

The objectives of structure may be summarised as to provide for: • the economic and efficient performance of the organisation and the level of resource utilisation; • monitoring the activities of the organisation; • accountability for areas of work undertaken by...

Effects of a deficient organisation structure

It is not easy to describe, in a positive manner, what constitutes a `good’ or an effective organisation structure. However, the negative effects of a poorly designed structure can be identified more easily. In his discussion on the principles of organisation...

Synergy

THE CONCEPT OF SYNERGY An important aspect of corporate strategy and the growth and development of organisations is the concept of synergy which was developed in management applications by Ansoff. Synergy results when the whole is greater than the sum of its component...