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Human Resources Techniques

Empowering Employees

Empowering Employees

More than 70% of organisations today practice some form of empowerment initiative. The concept explains how companies introduce empowerment practices and the reasons they are pursuing when doing so.

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Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is a highly relevant concept for those leading and working in organisations and not just those starting new ventures. This concept covers technology, creative and social enterprise dimensions and introduces the types and main principles of entrepreneurship. The creation of an entrepreneurial culture is also addressed.

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Equity Theory

Equity Theory

Equity theory, when applied to the workplace, focuses on an employee’s work compensation relationship and an employee’s attempt to reduce any perceived unfairness. Discover strengths and weakness of the theory and implementation advice on the two main processes an individual can use to restore equity.

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ERG Theory

ERG Theory

The ERG principles can be applied by managers to a wide variety of situations. Suggestions are provided on how to successfully implement some of the theory’s propositions and raise awareness of the multiple needs of employees.

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Ergonomics

Ergonomics

The concept describes the origins of ergonomics and its application in organisational design. The concept also reviews the nature of interactions between people and systems and discusses the main strengths, business evidence and success factors of ergonomics in organisations.

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Expectancy Theory

Expectancy Theory

Expectancy theory is one of the most influential theories of motivation in business psychology. The concept explains the strengths and weaknesses of the theory in a business context and the steps required to implement the theory for better workforce performance.

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Experience Curve

Experience Curve

Experience curve refers to a diagrammatic representation of the inverse relationship between the total value-added costs of a product and the company experience in manufacturing and marketing it. The concept reviews the history of the term and explores the relationship between production cost and cumulative production quantity.

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Field Theory

Field Theory

Field theory is an important idea in individual and organisational change management. Its relevance as a theory of leadership and change is highlighted, numerous strengths and weaknesses are described, and it is shown how it can be used to address problems faced by organisations today.

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Flat / Horizontal Organisation

Flat / Horizontal Organisation

Traditionally, organisations were organised vertically. This concept presents an alternative way of defining organisational structure as horizontal or flat, and explores its advantages and drawbacks.

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Gestalt Psychology

Gestalt Psychology

Gestalt psychology helps us to understand human perception and sense-making. The background to gestalt psychology is provided alongside various strengths and weaknesses and numerous examples of case evidence and measures that can be used by organisations.

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Group Dynamics

Group Dynamics

Group dynamics can be used as a means for problem-solving, team work, and to become more innovative and productive as an organisation as whole. The concept will provide you with the strengths, success factors and measures of group dynamics, along with other professional tools.

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Group Norms

Group Norms

Norms determine how effective a group will be and may influence factors like the degree of cooperation. Practical case evidence and implementation steps can help leaders to initiate project groups that will succeed at delivering end goals.

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