change management

The Improvement Guide: A Practical Approach to Enhancing Organizational Performance

Author: Gerald J. Langley … [et Al.]. Pages: 515 Size: 2.53 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Jossey Bass Ltd
Published: 13 May, 2009
eISBN-13: 9780470430880

This new edition of this bestselling guide offers an integrated approach to process improvement that delivers quick and substantial results in quality and productivity in diverse settings. The authors explore their Model for Improvement that worked with international improvement efforts at multinational companies as well as in different industries such as healthcare and public agencies. This edition includes new information that shows how to accelerate improvement by spreading changes across multiple sites. The book presents a practical tool kit of ideas, examples, and applications.

Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences

Author: Nancy Duarte. Pages: 276 Size: 46.31 MB Format: PDF Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Published: 27 September, 2010
eISBN-13: 978111801487

Reveals the underlying story form of all great presentations that will not only create impact, but will move people to action Presentations are meant to inform, inspire, and persuade audiences. So why then do so many audiences leave feeling like they`ve wasted their time? All too often, presentations don`t resonate with the audience and move them to transformative action. Just as the author`s first book helped presenters become visual communicators, Resonate helps you make a strong connection with your audience and lead them to purposeful action. The author`s approach is simple: building a presentation today is a bit like writing a documentary. Using this approach, you`ll convey your content with passion, persuasion, and impact. Author has a proven track record, including having created the slides in Al Gore`s Oscar-winning An Inconvenient Truth Focuses on content development methodologies that are not only fundamental but will move people to action Upends the usual paradigm by making the audience the hero and the presenter the mentor Shows how to use story techniques of conflict and resolution Presentations don`t have to be boring ordeals. You can make them fun, exciting, and full of meaning. Leave your audiences energized and ready to take action with Resonate .

Ideas Are Free

Author: Robinson, Alan G, Dean M. Schroeder Schroeder, Dean M. Pages: 255 Size: 1.07 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Published: 09 January, 2006
eISBN-13: 9781605090177

The fact is, because they’re the ones doing the day-to-day work, front-line employees see a great many problems and opportunities that their managers don’t. But most organisations do very poorly at tapping into this extraordinary potential source of revenue-enhancing and savings-generating ideas.

Drawing on extensive research and experience in more than 300 organisations around the world, Alan Robinson and Dean Schroeder show precisely how to take advantage of the virtually free, perpetually renewable resource of employee ideas.

True excellence and sustainable competitive advantage—in every area, from productivity, to responsiveness, keeping costs low, quality and service delivery—is only possible with the attention to detail that comes from getting and implementing large numbers of ideas from employees.

Business Storytelling For Dummies

Author: By Karen Dietz, Phd And Lori L. Silverman. Pages: 387 Size: 12.24 MB Format: PDF Publisher: For Dummies
Published: 12 April, 2013
eISBN-13: 978111873028

Use storytelling to influence people and move them to action Need to get your point across? Get staff on board with change? Foster collaboration? Increase sales? Strengthen employee engagement? Build customer loyalty? Drive innovation and creativity? Capture best practices? Align people around a goal? Grow your business? Business Storytelling For Dummies can help you do this and more.

  • Expert advice with real-world examples
  • Proven case studies, tips, and templates
  • How to get results by capturing, crafting, telling stories, and more

Measurement Madness: Recognizing and Avoiding the Pitfalls of Performance Measurement

Author: Dina Gray, Pietro Micheli, Andrey Pavlov. Pages: 240 Size: 1.01 MB Format: PDF Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Published: 20 November, 2014
eISBN-13: 9781118464519

A clearer, more accurate performance management strategy Measurement Madness presents a level-headed approach to performance management, helping leaders avoid the often-bizarre unintended consequences of KPIs. Using real life examples of measurement gone wrong, this book details how each particular behaviour could have been foretold, and demonstrates what a manager needs to consider when creating measures and performance measurement systems. Each chapter explains the behaviour in terms of management and organisational theories, concluding with guiding principles to help readers avoid the many pitfalls of well-intended performance management. With cases drawn from the archives of the world-leading Centre of Business Performance at Cranfield University, this useful guide confronts the issues in detail and provides clear, practical solutions that make performance management work. Examples of poor management via measurement are increasingly showing up in the press, from the UK`s MP expenses scandal to the demise of the banking sector. Although targets and rewards have long resulted in bizarre behaviours, these recent examples have moved measurement, reward, and behaviour to the forefront of business management once again. This book provides managers with clear guidance toward a new strategy.

  • Take a close look at how performance and measurement are being misused * Measure what`s useful, not just what`s easy to measure
  • Learn how over-emphasising targets can hinder progress and performance
  • Set the right targets and reward the right behaviour

With a unique mix of examples from the UK, the US, and around the world, this book provides theoretical and practical help in addressing the issues and concerns surrounding performance management. For the manager longing for useful metrics and more accurate reports, Measurement Madness contains key information and strategy.

Positive Psychology and Change

Author: Sarah Lewis. Pages: 272 Size: 2.47 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Published: 04 March, 2016
eISBN-13: 9781118793848

Positive Psychology and Change explores how areas of positive psychology such as strengths, flow, and psychological capital can be applied to the everyday challenges of leading a dynamic and adaptive work community, and how collaborative group approaches to transformational change can be combined with a positive mindset to maintain optimism and motivation in an unpredictable working environment.

  • Articulates a unique vision for organizational leadership in the 21st century that combines positive psychology, Appreciative Inquiry (AI), and collaborative group technologies
  • Focuses on four specific co-creative approaches (Appreciative Inquiry, Open Space, World Cafe and SimuReal) and the ways in which they surpass traditional methods for organizational change
  • Explains the latest theory, research, and practice, and translates it into concrete, actionable ideas for meeting the day-to-day challenges of effective and adaptive leadership and management
  • Includes learning features such as boxed text, short case studies, stories, and cartoons

Organizational Behavior

Author: Robbins, Stephen P.,, Tim Judge Judge, Tim Pages: 747 Size: 23.41 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Pearson Education M.U.A.
Published: 04 April, 2016
eISBN-13: 9781292146317

For undergraduate and graduate courses in Organizational Behavior. Help Students Better Understand Their Behavioral and Interpersonal Skills Long considered the standard for all organizational behavior textbooks, Organizational Behavior provides the research you want, in the language your students understand. This text continues its tradition of making current, relevant research come alive for readers. The Seventeenth Edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the most recent research and business events within the field of organizational behavior worldwide, while maintaining its hallmark features-clear writing style, cutting-edge content, and intuitive pedagogy.

The Outstanding Middle Manager

Author: Gordon Tinline And Cary Cooper. Pages: 208 Size: 1.25 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Kogan Page Ltd
Published: 03 September, 2016
eISBN-13: 9780749474676

Recent research shows that the number of people in senior specialist and middle management positions is growing. As organizations continue to flatten, the middle becomes the place where many will spend the majority of their careers. The Outstanding Middle Manager is the new guide to dealing with those pressures specific to the role and maximizing the opportunities to forge a fulfilling and balanced career in the middle. Drawing on the latest research into workplace trends, strategic management and work-life balance, Tinline and Cooper focus on middle management as an opportunity level. Readers can discover: strategies for managing upwards as well as downwards, how to deal effectively with generational differences and an evolving workplace, influencing, empowerment and team-building skills, and stress- and life-management strategies that bring clarity and purpose. With a focus on lateral development and progression as a career choice, The Outstanding Middle Manager empowers readers to take control of their mid-level career to become more fulfilled, more resilient and more satisfied.

Managing in Health and Social Care

Author: Vivien Martin, Julie Charlesworth And Euan Henderson. Pages: 380 Size: 2.46 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Routledge Ltd – M.U.A.
Published: 25 February, 2010
eISBN-13: 9780203856932

Managing in Health and Social Care is about developing skills to manage and improve health and social care services. The focus throughout is on the role that a manager can play in ensuring effective delivery of high-quality services. Examples from social care and health settings are used to illustrate techniques for managing people, resources, information, projects and change. This new edition has been extensively revised and updated, and includes many new case studies and examples, as well as a new chapter on motivation. It covers topics such as:

  • interorganisational and interprofessional working
  • leadership
  • responding to the needs of service users
  • the service environment
  • accountability and risk
  • working with a budget
  • standards and quality
  • managing change.

The authors explore how managers can make a real and positive difference to the work of organisations providing health and social care. They consider what effectiveness means in managing care services, the values that underpin the services, the roles of leaders and managers in developing high-quality service provision, and the necessary skills and systems to enable service users to contribute to planning and evaluation. Managing in Health and Social Care is a practical textbook for students of management in health and social care, whether at undergraduate or postgraduate level. It includes case studies with textual commentary to reinforce learning, activities, key references and clear explanations of essential management tools and concepts.

Managing Change

Author: Burnes, Bernard Pages: 673 Size: 4.81 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Pearson Education M.U.A.
Published: 16 August, 2017
eISBN-13: 9781292156071

The aim of this leading textbook is to provide a thorough understanding of the theories, approaches and practice of organisational change.  It critically examines the approaches to change that are on offer, indicates their usefulness and drawbacks and sets them within the broad context of organisational life through the use of real-life examples.