Category Archives for Leadership

Town Hall Meetings: Definition, Advantages and Disadvantages

In this article, we’ll look at how town hall meetings operate in an organizational context. The purpose of a town hall meeting is to allow: Management to keep their team up to date on important information. The team to ask questions of management and give their feedback. Everyone to understand the goals and values of […]

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Management By Objectives

Management by Objectives (MBO) is a management tool whereby managers and employees work together to set and track objectives for a specific time period.   Objectives and plans cascade down the organization until every individual has specific objectives for the period.   You can think of an individual’s objectives as being like one piece of […]

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Span of Control

Span of Control is very simply the number of subordinates that report to a manager. In the span of control example below we could say that the IT Manager has a span of control of 3, as they have 3 subordinates reporting to them. All organizations have layers. The number of layers an organization has […]

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Reward Power in the Workplace

Power in the workplace can take many different forms. It can even exist outside of the formal hierarchy of an organization. One particular type of power is called Reward Power. Reward Power is one of The 5 Types of Power identified by psychologists John R. P. French and Bertram Raven in 1959. Reward power is […]

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