Self-Managed Teams

What is are self-managed teams? A self-managed team is a group of individuals responsible for organizing and managing their work without a traditional hierarchical structure or external direction. Members of a self-managed team empower themselves to make decisions and solve problems with the support and trust of the team and company.  What is the goal…

Strategic Initiatives

What is a strategic initiative? A strategic initiative is an action-oriented and measurable goal set to achieve specific objectives and a long-term vision for improvement. The success of the set strategic initiatives depends on deciding the goals you want to accomplish and what the bottom line means. You can achieve the desired outcomes by determining…

Dysfunctional Conflict

What is dysfunctional conflict? Dysfunctional conflict is a type of conflict that damages employee relations and hinders organizational progress. It can involve behavior such as aggression, hostility, or lack of respect toward others. Dysfunctional conflicts typically involve only one issue rather than multiple points of contention, and they can quickly become heated or personal. Conflict…

Organizational Norms

What are organizational norms? Organizational norms are an informal unspoken set of rules or guidelines outlining acceptable behaviors that all employees are expected to adhere to. These can be articulated or implied for all members of the organization. This conformity becomes essential to maintaining a specific internal environment in any organization. These customs or standards…

Job Involvement

What is job involvement? Job involvement, also referred to as job participation, is the degree to which an employee identifies with their work, actively participates in it, and derives a sense of self-worth from it. When employees understand the potential for meeting their personal and organizational needs for growth, success, security, recognition, and contributing to…

Departmentalization

What is departmentalization? Departmentalization, also referred to as departmentation, is the process of grouping teams or activities into departments or functions with specific objectives, goals, and outcomes to be achieved. It is a way of dividing an organization into separate parts (departments), each with its functions and responsibilities but all geared towards achieving the organization’s…

Culture Framework

What is a culture framework? A culture framework (or culture model) is a description of the key areas that will define, influence, and shape an organization’s culture. Typical elements of a culture framework will include a company’s: A framework helps the company to intentionally create the culture that will deliver on the organizational goals. Why…

Organizational Politics

What is organizational politics? Every business has a hierarchy, and with this hierarchy comes an uneven distribution of power. Certain employees are more likely to pursue this power than others, which is considered political behavior in the workplace. The term ‘organizational politics’, also known as workplace politics, refers to the agenda of each employee within…