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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...