The F4BG Model comprises three levels.

  • Level 1: High Level Descriptors (i.e. organisational practices)

    There are 16 High Level Descriptors and they represent organisational practices. There are 4 High Level Descriptors for each of the 4 complimentary bundles.

  • Level 2: Functional Level Descriptors (i.e. concrete actions)

    There are 48 Functional Level Descriptors; they describe the concrete actions that make up the High Level Descriptors.

  • Level 3: Hands-on Level Descriptors (i.e. associated behaviours)

    There are 48 Hands-on Level Descriptors: they are the behaviours that underpin the Level 2 Functional Level Descriptors. The behaviours are used to benchmark small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and to provide a starting point for implementing the F4BG Model.

 

F4BG Model Design
Figure 1: The Fit4BusinessGrowth Model Design

The Level 3 Hands-on Level Descriptors (i.e. associated behaviours) are not depicted within the Model, but are included in Appendix 1 (note: this will be a downloading file). It includes a full description of the Model covering:

  • Level 1: High Level Descriptors (i.e. organisational practices)
  • Level 2: Functional Level Descriptors (i.e. concrete actions)
  • Level 3: Hands-on Level Descriptors (i.e. associated behaviours)

The F4BG Model is built around 4 complimentary bundles of practices related to High Performance Work Practice (HPWP) and Wellness in Business (WiB). The 4 complimentary bundles of practices are:

  • High Employee Involvement Practices
  • Human Resource Practices
  • Wellness in Business Practices
  • Recognition and Commitment Practices

Each row of the F4BG Model represents one of the 4 complimentary bundles. The top row represents ‘High Employee Involvement Practices’; the second row represents ‘Human Resource Practices’etc., shown in Figure 2.

The green arrow of the F4BG logo represents the 8 Core Practices of the Model – considered as essential practices (i.e. the green cells): the remaining cells represent the 8 Secondary Practices (i.e. the white cells).

 

High Level Descriptors
Figure 2: The F4BG Core and Secondary Practices

Level 1: High Employee Involvement Practices comprises: 3 Core Practices (i.e. Engagement, Effective Communication and High Performance Leadership) and 1 Secondary practice (i.e. Organisation Climate). Figure 3 below shows the Level 2 concrete actions for each of the High Level Descriptors.

 

High Employee Involvement Practices
Figure 3: Level 1: High Employee Involvement Practices and Level 2 Concrete Practices

Level 1: Human Resources Practices comprises: 2 Core Practices (i.e. Team-working and Skills Development) and 2 Secondary practices (i.e. Performance Feedback and Coaching). Figure 4below shows the Level 2 concrete actions for each of the High Level Descriptors.

 

Level 1: Human Resources Practices comprises: 2 Core Practices (i.e. Wellness and Mindfulness and Employee Welfare) and 2 Secondary Practices (i.e. Health & Safety and Work Life Balance). Figure 5 below shows the Level 2 concrete actions for each of the High Level Descriptors.

 

Level 1: Recognition and Commitment Practices comprises: 1 Core Practice (i.e. Recognition at Work) and 3 Secondary Practices (i.e. Advancement, Motivation at Work and Flexible Workforce). Figure 6 below shows the Level 2 concrete actions for each of the High Level Descriptors.

 

Human Resources Practices
Figure 4: Level 1: High Employee Involvement Practices and the associated Level 2 Concrete Practices
Wellness in Business Practices
Figure 5: Level 1: Wellness in Business Practices and the associated Level 2 Concrete Practices
Wellness in Business Practices
Figure 6: Level 1: Recognition and Commitment Practices and the associated Level 2 Concrete Practices
F4BG Model: Mind Map
Wellness in Business Practices