Management Models

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Starting Your Own Business? Budget For Training!

Recent improvements in the job statistics have been assisted by a massive increase in the number of self-employed people and just a tiny increase in the creation of new PAYE jobs, experts have said. Recent quarterly labour market data, published by the Office for National…

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How To Design A Job To Motivate People

Richard Hackman and Greg Oldham designed a model that focuses on the notion that certain ways in which a leader designs jobs and projects can be internally motivating to people. Among other things, they mentioned the following: * If the manager allows people to tap…

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Edward de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats

De Bono’s ideas of thinking hats go back over 25 years but is still seen as relevant as much today as back then. The idea allows for different modes of thinking, allowing a problem to be seen from different perspectives. It encourages you to choose…

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The Rule Of Three – Still Relevant In Today’s Business?

Name three dominant airlines. Now, name three dominant food-chains. And finally, three dominant supermarket chains. (more…)

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The Whole Brain Model – How Our Thinking Is Different To Others

Most people you meet will have a different way of seeing things to you. How they make decisions, solve problems, assimilate information, etc., will be different to you becasue they will have preferences that don’t match yours. When you recognise these different thinking patterns, you…

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How To Discipline Using Douglas McGregor’s Hot Stove Rule

Regardless of how long you’re in management, there will come a time when you will have to face the prospect of offering some kind of discipline to a staff member. Although thought of as being punishment, discipline should be seen as a way of convincing…

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Effective Motivation Through Victor Vroom’s Expectancy Theory

Victor Vroom’s expectancy theory of motivation explains how people make decisions regarding various behavioral alternatives. Expectancy theory offers the following propositions: (more…)

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Using The Tannenbaum and Schmidt Leadership Continuum

The Tannenbaum and Schmidt Continuum levels help us determine at what levels we should delegate authority to our team members. It all depends on their aptitude, competency and motivation, but if we get the level of delegation right, we can achieve great results and encourage…

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How To Use The 7S Model

The 7S Model was developed in the 1980s and is still valuable as a management model today. It can be used in situations where you are trying to align various aspects of your business, especially where you are going through rapid and uncertain change. (more…)

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How Do Companies Grow?

Many companies are telling us that business is growing, albeit marginally, after the challenges of the last couple of years. How can companies monitor and drive this growth deliberately and proactively, rather than relying on business improving by default? An interesting model by Larry Greiner,…

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Deming’s PDCA Model, How Does it Work?

W. Edwards Deming is famous for developing a continuous quality improvement model. It’s a sequence of four steps that can take you through any project successfully and creates a benchmark for you to follow. It’s known as the PDCA model or cycle, the letters standing…

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Six Human Needs for Motivation

Tony Robbins has identified six basic human needs and believes everyone is—or can be—motivated by their desire to fulfill these needs. You may want to consider these needs when thinking about developing your team members The question to ask is, “What need or needs do…

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