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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...

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...

BECOMING A MANAGER

Most people become managers after they have displayed competence in their specialist area. This can be a source of conflict and raises certain questions. • Is this the most appropriate way to select managers? • Which is more important, specialist or managerial...

DEFINITION OF A MANAGER

• Managers have conflicting goals. • Managers are held responsible for their results. • Managers work in organisations. • The stable state for managers is uncertainty. • Managers manage resources (including people) • “Managers work with, and through people to...

WHAT IS MANAGEMENT?

Management can be viewed from different perspectives (Child, 1969) 1. An economic resource performing a series of technical functions associated with the organising and administration of other resources 2. A system of authority through which policy- is translated into...

More Effective Communication

In your leadership role within the company you have a responsibility for ensuring that your team agrees action based on the clear and unambiguous communication of goals and objectives. How well this is carried out will depend on your ability to prepare and deliver....

COMMUNICATION

In every business or organisation communication is vital. Decisions are made continuously, and the decision-making process and its effectiveness hinges on the quality of communications. Also, in many cases the health of a company’s internal climate can be...