Organization Effectiveness Glossary

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rgAccountability Affective commitment Analyzer corporate strategy Attribution process

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The responsibility placed on an individual or group for their own or others’ actions, conduct, performance, projects, etc. The attachment one feels towards an organization based on positive feelings. A strategy that exploits new opportunities at an early stage while simultaneously maintaining a base of traditional products or services. The perceptual process of deciding whether an observed behaviour or event is caused largely by internal or by external factors. Motivation theory that asserts that people often act without understanding their motives, and afterwards attempt to attribute motives for their behaviour. A planned, systematic assessment of that compares an organization’s progress against its plan. The degree to which a job gives employees the freedom, independence, and discretion to schedule their work and determine the procedures used in completing it. A measurement system that translates an organization's strategy into a comprehensive set of performance measures. The legally declared condition of being unable to meet expenses or repay debt. It involves a formal procedure in which a trustee takes possession of assets and disposes of them in an orderly fashion. A theory that explains learning in terms of the antecedents and consequences of behaviour. A standard used as the basis for comparison; criteria based on external sources used for job comparison and performance measurement. Studying, evaluating and possibly implementing the best practices of comparable organizations in an effort to improve the organization's own performance. Diagnoses cultural relations between companies prior to a merger and determines the extent to which cultural clashes will likely occur. Defined as an organization that removes roadblocks to maximize the flow of information throughout the organization. Processing limited and imperfect information and satisficing rather than maximizing when choosing among alternatives. A freewheeling, face-to-face meeting where team members generate as many ideas as possible, piggyback on the ideas of others, and avoid evaluating anyone's ideas during the idea-generation stage. The process of identifying and differentiating an organization’s products, processes or services from another organization by giving it a name, phrase or other mark.

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Attribution theory Audit Autonomy Balanced scorecard
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Behaviour modification Benchmark

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Brainstorming

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Branding

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Business continuity planning

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Broadly defined as a management process that seeks to identify potential threats and impacts to the organization and provide a strategic and operational framework for ensuring the organization is able to withstand any disruption, interruption or loss to normal business functions or operation. The knowledge and understanding of the financial, accounting, marketing and operational functions of an organization. A description of a business' unique structure, purpose, offerings, strategies, infrastructure, practices and processes. A defence available when the employer has a criterion for selection that is facially neutral but which excludes members of one sex, race, national origin or religious group at a substantially higher rate than members of other groups, thus creating adverse impact. The employer...
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