Management Models

Tips & advice to help you improve your performance

 

Exploring Appreciative Inquiry

Appreciative Inquiry is a newer term not many of you may be familiar with. It is, in short, the act of learning about and appreciating the values that those around us have to offer. You’ve heard the phrase “find the best in others.” That’s exactly…

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The Corporate Life Cycle Model

A very respected business theoriest known as Dr. Ichak Adizes outlined a very interesting theory regarding the life cycle corporations go through. Formally known as the Corporate Life Cycle Model, the theory contains 10 distinct stages each business must pass through as it moves from…

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Adams Equity Theory

The Equity Theory on job motivation, created by a psychologist known as John Stacey Adams, has been circulating since 1963. They theory talks about how employees who feel they are being treated fairly are likely to do more or better work than those who do…

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McClelland’s Motivational Needs Theory

David McClelland was an American professor at Wesleyan University and Harvard in the United States before he died in 1998. While at Harvard, he spent more than 20 years studying the way people are motivated and how they address their achievements and needs. After years…

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Coaching with the SURE Model

Coaching, as I’m sure you’re aware, is much different than mentoring. When you coach an individual you have a certain level of responsibility for him learning certain definable functions so that he can complete his work tasks effectively and on goal. The SURE model is…

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The Business Planning Process

Believe it or not, having a plan of action is essential to the success of any business. It takes time to put together a formal business plan, but it’s well worth the effort. Before you can make a firm plan, you need to be able…

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Performance Models

Let’s cut right to the chase today. A performance model is a vision of what a company expects to achieve. In order to attain those goals the company must perform in a specific manner. This takes a great deal of research, planning, and implementation. The…

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Developing a Performance Management System

Managing and rewarding performance isn’t something you can wake up one morning and decide to do. The system used to manage the performance of your employees must be carefully constructed and include several important checkpoints. First, it’s important for your employees to have a clear…

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McGregor’s Theory X Theory Y

Back in 1960, a gentleman by the name of Douglas McGregor published a book known as “The Human Side of Enterprise.” In his book he shared some in-depth analysis of the way human beings behave in the workplace. He developed two distinct models: Theory X…

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Managing Service Delivery

No matter what type of business you’re in, one fact remains true. You have customers and those customers expect to receive products or services from you in a timely and professional manner. So how do you ensure this happens? You put systems in place that…

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The Management Cycle

As we move forward with our study of different management styles I thought it would be a good idea to briefly discuss the management cycle. The management cycle is akin to the backbone of an organisation. Managers make plans, monitor the results, explain the outclime,…

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Exploring Different Learning Models

As you move forward on your career path you’re going to encounter many different types of people. One of the main differences between each one is going to be his method of learning, so as someone in a management position you’re going to need to…

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