Sorry, not a reference to the catwalk, but to all those circles, grids and acronyms that you either love or hate. Most of us have met a few models that mean something to us, but different ones work for different people. In these pages you'll find a brief summary of the more common models, and how to get more information about them. A word of caution: we've just given the main principles of each model, enough to understand how they apply, so please don't view these pages as a definitive reference. Where we know of a good book or website to get the full picture, we've included it.
They're listed below in three broad groups.
This section looks at how organisations behave, change, etc, and how work gets done in them, largely regardless of the individuals that do the work.
Teams & Groups
This section looks at how people behave when they’re in organised groups or teams, or towards other people in general.
This section looks at how people behave as individuals, generally independent of the world around them. It also includes some of the more common personal profiling models used by occupational psychologists.
For a quick reference guide to common business jargon, you can also visit the comprehensive Buzz-word glossary at the Learningbuzz.com web site.
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