Intellectuals are often recognized by their ability to conduct fluent conversations in several languages, usually English, French and German. Being fluent in a foreign language is a pre-requirement for many academic programs and is often a mark of intelligence and capability. The majority of the non English world studies English as a default ...
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Creating Organizational Commitment among Employees through Behavioral Change of Attitudes: Cognitive Dissonance as a Tool for Managers
Employee behavior, as any human behavior, derives from attitudes toward various subjects or objects. These attitudes are in turn a result of beliefs held by the employee. In order to understand how to create or change employee attitudes we must understand how an attitude is created and what affects it. The two main attitudes in [...]
Motivating employees is always one of every manager’s goals. Motivated employees contribute to productivity thus directly increasing profitability for the organization. Structuring jobs and roles correctly is very important in elevating the motivation of employees. The main stream theory on motivation in general is based on Maslow’s needs ...
Organizational commitment is very influenced by organizational design. In order to create commitment in the organization managers must create a suitable environment for it to evolve. In principal manager who wish to create a suitable environment for commitment must strive to adopt characteristics of an organizational design which reduces class ...
Tim Castree has recently created a difference. Mr. Castree is the CEO of Leo Brent Australia and has successfully turned the lights off at Sidney Australia for one hour – “Earth hour”. 2.2 Million People participated in this initiative that resulted in a decrease of 10.2% in Sidney carbon emissions. According to Castree there are [...]
Teams have the potential of exponentially empowering an organization as every member completes the other and in turn creates synergy. Creating and managing effective teams is a challenge worth taking on as the benefits of synergy are a great reward. This article will offer tools and thoughts on how to create and manage effective teams [...]
Many potentially good initiatives fail due to a lack of strategy and misunderstanding. How should change be managed? While the purpose of the initiative is often clear the way to implement it is shrouded in mist. Many organizational change initiatives often fail at implementation. While the benefits of the process are usually very clear and [...]
Decisions drive an organization. The theory on decision making is vast but can be summarized quite effectively by using Vroom and Yetton’s normative model for decision making. The model characterizes several types of decision making, each suitable for varying situations. These types are: A1: Leader takes known information and then ...
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