Management Models

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Organisational Effectiveness

Organisational effectiveness is important to the success of any business, whether it is product or service oriented. The key to organizational effectiveness, however, is something we refer to as self awareness. This self awareness needs to come from the top of the organisation and flow…

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Risk Assessment Guides

Risk assessment guides are tools used by organisations to measure the amount of risk involved in any sort of project or activity. You may already be familiar with risk assessment guides as they apply to education, health, or a myriad of other subjects in your…

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The Debrief Cycle

We’ve spent a lot of time exploring different management models, but one that should be included at the end of any new project is the debrief cycle. Just as a project begins, it must also end, but it shouldn’t simply drop off the face of…

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The Service Cycle

The Service Cycle is crucial to the success of any business. Customer service is a skill that should be considered at every stage of customer interaction, not just after a product has been sold. There are five main stages within the service cycle. These include:…

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Dilts Logical Levels

Developed by Robert Dilts, the concept known as Dilts Logical Levels was actually adapted by a series of neurological tests and concepts designed by an anthropologist known as Gregory Bateson. Robert Dilts took that research and applied it to what is now considered to be…

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The Berenschot Seven Forces Model

According to a man named Berenschot, there are seven key forces that drive things to occur within the universe. Without these seven things, the human race would not be motivated to move forward.   These seven things are: • Necessity. Necessity creates a sense of…

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Managing Accidents in the Workplace

Workplace accidents can become very costly to an organisation. As a manager, it’s your responsibility to ensure that your employees and team members are trained on how to properly use equipment to avoid injury. You’re also responsible for ensuring that they’ve received and read any…

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Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

According to Abraham Maslow, every human being has five levels of basic needs. Anyone who does not regularly see each of these needs met is subject to feelings of inadequacy or depreciated self-worth. A strong understanding of Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs should be incorporated into…

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The Product S Curve

Today’s management model is relatively simple compared to some of the others. The product S-curve describes the path a new product takes when it hits the market. In other words, it’s the sales life cycle of the product. Here’s how it works. A new product…

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The Change Management Iceberg

Change management is a hot topic, especially with today’s changing economy. As managers we are constantly looking for new and innovative ways to handle change while communicating with our employees. Of course, we have to understand change ourselves, and one of the best ways to…

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Norman’s Reaction Cycle

Created by a man named Donald Norman, Norman’s Reaction Cycle is a model that has been used for years to analyze the steps individuals take as they move from simply forming a goal to actually accomplishing it. There are two main steps in Norman’s Reaction…

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Exploring the Innovation Equation

The Innovation Equation is really an incredibly interesting and realistic theory. We are often so worried about whether or not we are doing things “right” or “wrong” that we begin to overanalyze the problems and tasks in front of us. These concerns over the differences…

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