Management Models

Business Efficiency: 100 Management Models & When to Use Them

As I described in the ‘100 Management Models…‘ post, a model applied correctly can be a very powerful tool indeed

Just to clarify, I’m talking about models which can be used in different aspects of business life, not business revenue models (e.g. Facebook selling ads or Macdonalds being a franchise). I’m talking about things like SWOT Analysis (you must have heard of that), Porters 5 Forces & The Boston Grid (that’s not a telephone exchange by the way, it’s a management model).

This section is all about explaining those models and their application in sufficient detail that they become very familiar and useful friends who you can call upon when needed to give you much greater efficiency from knowing that they exist, what they are for and how to use them.

In the right hands these models will make a huge difference when used in the right situation. In the same way as a builder, electrician or mechanic knows exactly which tools to use for which task in their professions, an experienced business consultant should have a similar ‘toolbox’ of management models/tools.

Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs

Life's Too Good Business Model Series: Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

I recently wrote a post called 100 Business Models and When to Use Them. Following that post, I decided to create a series of Business Model Presentations – this is the second presentation in that series (the first one being the Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing Model of Team Development). Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs The presentation below pretty much covers what you need to know about Maslow’s Hierarchy. If, however you would like to know more I provide a little more background and links to Maslow’s work below. You can for example find some of his talks and interviews for free … Read The Full Article …

The “Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing” Business Model

I recently wrote a post called 100 Business Models and When to Use Them. Obviously if I was going to do each one justice then I couldn’t tell you how to use every one in a single post… but I did promise you that I would try and tackle a large chunk of that list. So here is the first. Thanks to Hajra, Steve and Annie for feedback on that list and I will certainly be using that feedback to inform which models to tackle next. So, here we have a video (above) and a presentation (below). Please watch the … Read The Full Article …