Word of the day: Social Networks

Social Networks Social networks are social structures of social units that are connected to each other through one or more forms of interdependence. Social networks are held together due to common interests. Employees are more likely to form networks with coworkers who have common educational backgrounds and occupational interests. Source: Canadian Organizational Behaviour 9; McShane, … Continue reading Word of the day: Social Networks


Term of the day: Mental Models

Mental models Mental models are internal representations of the external world that allow us to visualize elements of a setting and relationships among those elements. A sender of communication and receiver with shared mental models of the communication context have similar images and expectations regarding the location, time, layout and other contextual features of the … Continue reading Term of the day: Mental Models

Changing perceptions and building influence

Evolutionary psychologists would suggest that we are hardwired to immediately respond to someone we see for the first time in one of four possible ways: 1) as an ally; 2) as an enemy; 3) as a potential mate; or 4) with indifference. The default response is indifference. (It can very quickly become any one of … Continue reading Changing perceptions and building influence

Human Resources Word of the Day: July 02, 2017

Learning Objectives A learning objective is what you want the learner to be able to do, explain, or demonstrate at the end of the training period. Good learning objectives are performance based and clear, and the end result of the learning objective can be observable or measured in some way. Examples of learning objectives might … Continue reading Human Resources Word of the Day: July 02, 2017