Enhancing Organizational Performance


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Total quality management (TQM), reengineering, the workplace of the twenty-first century--the 1990s have brought a sense of urgency to organizations to change or face stagnation and decline, according to Enhancing Organizational Performance. Organizations are adopting popular management techniques, some scientific, some faddish, often without introducing them properly or adequately measuring the outcome. Enhancing Organizational Performance reviews the most popular current approaches to organizational change--total quality management, reengineering, and downsizing--in terms of how they affect organizations and people, how performance improvements can be measured, and what questions remain to be answered by researchers. The committee explores how theory, doctrine, accepted wisdom, and personal experience have all served as sources for organization design. Alternative organization structures such as teams, specialist networks, associations, and virtual organizations are examined. Enhancing Organizational Performance looks at the influence of the organization's norms, values, and beliefs--its culture--on people and their performance, identifying cultural "levers" available to organization leaders. And what is leadership? The committee sorts through a wealth of research to identify behaviors and skills related to leadership effectiveness. The volume examines techniques for developing these skills and suggests new competencies that will become required with globalization and other trends. Mergers, networks, alliances, coalitions--organizations are increasingly turning to new intra- and inter-organizational structures. Enhancing Organizational Performance discusses how organizations cooperate to maximize outcomes. The committee explores the changing missions of the U.S. Army as a case study that has relevance to any organization. Noting that a musical greeting card contains more computing power than existed in the entire world before 1950, the committee addresses the impact of new technologies on performance. With examples, insights, and practical criteria, Enhancing Organizational Performance clarifies the nature of organizations and the prospects for performance improvement. This book will be important to corporate leaders, executives, and managers; faculty and students in organizational performance and the social sciences; business journalists; researchers; and interested individuals.

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Author by National Research Council
Genre eBook Business & Economics
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ISBN Number 0309175828

Geography Culture And Education


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The aim of this book is to inject more intercultural understanding and education into people's lives. This is achieved by focusing on key aspects such as geography and culture, geography and citizenship, pedagogic implications and future directions for inter-cultural learning, understanding, and education. This publication demonstrates how the study of geography can assist people in different social and cultural groups to sustain their lifeworlds, and improve them for future generations of citizens.

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Author by Rod Gerber
Genre eBook Social Science
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ISBN Number 9789401716796

The 3 Power Values


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Get organizational results by nurturing commitment, integrity,and transparency A healthy corporate culture is the secret to an organization'sperformance. The good news is that employees already embody thevalues needed to propel the organization to its goals, butinstitutional roadblocks get in the way. All too often leadersdon't know how to diagnose their culture in order to clear theseroadblocks to performance. The 3 Power Values presents abreakthrough model that permits leaders to measure and manageculture. To create a fully aligned high-performing culture, leadersneed only focus on nurturing three catalyst values: Commitment,Integrity, and Transparency. Offers an innovative values-centered model to helporganizations achieve short-term goals without sacrificing long-runsustainability Filled with lively case studies of major companies includingJohnson & Johnson and Boeing David Gebler is a recognized thought leader in the field ofvalues-based ethics and culture risk management The 3 Power Values offers leaders at all levels a uniqueand accessible approach to identifying the behavioral challengesthat are hindering their corporate culture and to removing themeffectively.

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Author by David Gebler
Genre eBook Business & Economics
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ISBN Number 9781118237120

Corporate Culture As The Driver Of Transit Leadership Practices


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This report of the Transportation Research Board will be of interest to transit staff interested in implementing leadership development initiatives at their agencies. Current practices, major issues, trends, and innovations related to the use of corporate culture as the driver in hiring, developing, evaluating, and retaining a leadership team, within and outside the transit industry were documented for this synthesis. The report discusses the state of the practice in leadership recruitment, development, evaluation, and retention. It reports on innovative approaches to the problems faced in todays work environment in transit and other industries. This synthesis also covers the manner in which corporate culture affects the hiring, development, evaluation, and retention of the top management team.

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Author by
Genre eBook Corporate culture
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ISBN Number 9780309069618

Global Marketing And Advertising


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The Third Edition of the bestseller is packed with cultural, company, and country examples that help explain the paradoxes international marketers are likely to encounter.

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Author by Marieke de Mooij
Genre eBook Business & Economics
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ISBN Number 9781412970419

America S Crisis Of Values


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Using unique data from the World Values Surveys, the largest systematic attempt ever made to document attitudes, values, and beliefs around the world, this book systematically evaluates the perceived crisis of values by comparing America's values with those of over 60 other nations. The results are surprising. The evidence shows overwhelmingly that America has not lost its traditional values, that the nation compares favorably with most other societies, and that the culture war is largely a myth. The gap between reality and perception does not represent mass ignorance of the facts or an overblown moral panic, Baker contends.

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Author by Wayne E. Baker
Genre eBook Family & Relationships
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ISBN Number 0691117942

Public Health Nursing E Book


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Now in its 8th edition, the "gold standard" in community health nursing provides comprehensive and up-to-date content to keep you at the forefront of the ever-changing community health climate and prepare you for an effective nursing career. In addition to a solid foundation in concepts and interventions for individuals, families, and communities, you will find real-life applications of the public nurse's role, Healthy People 2020 initiatives, new chapters on forensics and genomics, plus timely coverage of disaster management and important client populations such as pregnant teens, the homeless, immigrants, and more. Evidence-Based Practice boxes illustrate how the latest research findings apply to public/community health nursing. Separate chapters on disease outbreak investigation and disaster management describe the nurse's role in surveilling public health and managing these types of threats to public health. Separate unit on the public/community health nurse's role describes the different roles and functions of the public/community health nurse within the community. Levels of Prevention boxes show how community/public health nurses deliver health care interventions at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of prevention. What Do You Think?, Did You Know?, and How To? boxes use practical examples and critical thinking exercises to illustrate chapter content. The Cutting Edge highlights significant issues and new approaches to community-oriented nursing practice. Practice Application provides case studies with critical thinking questions. Separate chapters on community health initiatives thoroughly describe different approaches to promoting health among populations. Appendixes offer additional resources and key information, such as screening and assessment tools and clinical practice guidelines. Linking Content to Practice boxes provide real-life applications for chapter content. NEW! Healthy People 2020 feature boxes highlight the goals and objectives for promoting health and wellness over the next decade. NEW! The Nurse in Forensics chapter focuses on the unique role of forensic nurses in public health and safety, interpersonal violence, mass violence, and disasters. NEW! Genomics in Public Health Nursing chapter includes a history of genetics and genomics and their impact on public/community health nursing care.

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Author by Marcia Stanhope
Genre eBook Medical
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ISBN Number 9780323294102

Perspectives On Culture Values And Justice


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This book explores three central concepts, namely justice and human rights, ethics and values, and intercultural learning. These are important to everyone in a multicultural society and of special interest to students and scholars of philosophy, cultural studies, religious studies, and other related disciplines. In this volume, a pluralistic approach is adopted to examine ethical and value questions. Accordingly, readers will learn much from the interaction between Western and Eastern methods of ethical inquiry. The impetus for this collection of essays is the notion that cultural diversity represents a source of exchange, innovation and creativity. Consequently, cultural diversity is as critical for humankind as biodiversity is for nature. Furthermore, cultural diversity is a property of the entire community, just as biodiversity is a property of the entire ecosystem. Therefore, understanding and learning from cultural pluralism is as central to social and cultural stewardship as protection and restoration are to biological diversity. Within the pages of Perspectives on Culture, Values, and Justice readers will experience a growth in perspective and a greater understanding of issues of culture, value, and justice. A major starting point for these contemplations is that culture and values are integral to our identity and the essence of who we are and what we do.

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Author by Chandana Chakrabarti
Genre eBook Social Science
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ISBN Number 9781443881807

Culture Sport And Physical Activity


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This book focuses on the influences of culture and society on human movement, such as sport, physical activity, and fitness.

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Author by Karin A. E. Volkwein-Caplan
Genre eBook Sports & Recreation
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ISBN Number 9781841261478

How Different Are We


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This book examines the influence of cultural values and communication styles on intercultural communication and demonstrates how training can develop intercultural communication competencies. A large number of interactions between well-educated immigrants from all continents and from more than a hundred countries, together with some including native speakers, are examined and participants' answers to questionnaires compared with their actual communicative behaviour. The author raises questions of interest to many groups: linguists, educators, business people and sociologists. Which values are most salient and enduring, and which cause clashes between cultural groups? To what extent do people retain the communication style identified with their first language and how do these different styles impact on others?

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Author by Helen Fitzgerald
Genre eBook Language Arts & Disciplines
Read Book 261
ISBN Number 1853596191