organisational culture

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

Problem Solving for Healthcare Workers

Author: John Michael Collins. Pages: 267 Size: 2.12 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Productivity Press
Published: 02 January, 2018
eISBN-13: 9780203728727

While most healthcare facilities have an extremely high success rate at the most challenging lifesaving work and we all know of friends and relatives who have had supreme care, mistakes are still made and patients’ lives have been put at risk and lost.

How often have we heard politicians say after some disastrous report, “Lessons must be learned”, but what does this really mean. Will responsible parties carry out a careful cause and effect analysis and methodically get to the root causes of the problem? Will sufficient steps be taken to permanently eradicate those causes and provide a permanent solution so that the problem will not reoccur? This is what is done in the aviation industry with the result that air travel is very safe. The low accident rate is achieved by studying the causes and using the methods of continuous improvement explained in this book. These methods are now becoming better known in the medical profession have been recommended in recent reports but are perhaps misunderstood at operational levels.

This book is a basic level manual for those who have never been involved in any form of quality improvement project and is also suitable as a refresher for anyone wishing to familiarize themselves with the various techniques discussed. The aim of this book is to explain what continuous improvement is and why it’s needed; explain how individual departments can explain how and why continuous improvement is important, and helps readers recognize quality control methods in their own workplace and understand how to contribute to existing continuous improvement activities. While many of the case studies and examples are from the NHS, the author includes similar examples from around the world.

Managing Millennials For Dummies

Author: Hannah Ubl, Lisa Walden, Debra Arbit. Pages: 435 Size: 7.04 MB Format: PDF Publisher: For Dummies
Published: 06 April, 2017
eISBN-13: 9781119310235

Managing Millennials For Dummies is the field guide to people-management in the modern workplace. Packed with insight, advice, personal anecdotes, and practical guidance, this book shows you how to manage your Millennial workers and teach them how to manage themselves. You’ll learn just what makes them tick—they’re definitely not the workers of yesteryear—and how to uncover the deeply inspirational talent they have hiding not far below the surface. Best practices and proven strategies from Google, Netflix, LinkedIn, and other top employers provide real-world models for effective management, and new research on first-wave versus second-wave Millennials helps you parse the difference between your new hires and more experienced workers. You’ll learn why flex time, social media, dress code, and organizational structure are shifting, and answer the all-important question: why won’t they use the phone?

Millennials are the product of a different time, with different values, different motivations, and different wants—and in the U.S., they now make up the majority of the workforce. This book shows you how to bring out their best and discover just how much they’re really capable of.

  • Learn how Millennials are changing the way work gets done
  • Understand new motivations, attitudes, values, and drive
  • Recruit, motivate, engage, and retain incredible emerging talent
  • Discover the keys to optimal Millennial management

The pop culture narrative would have us believe that Millennials are entitled, lazy, spoiled brats—but the that couldn’t be further from the truth. They are the generation of change: highly adaptive, bright, and quick to take on a challenge. Like any generation of workers, performance lies in management—if you’re not getting what you need from your Millennials, it’s time to learn how to lead them the way they need to be led. Managing Millennials For Dummies is your handbook for allowing them to exceed your expectations.

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

Talent Management in Healthcare

Author: Paul Turner. Pages: 363 Size: 2.11 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Springer Verlag
Published: 01 January, 2018
eISBN-13: 9783319578880

Providing a global perspective on the increasingly important concept of talent management in the health sector, this significant new text brings together evidence and research findings to suggest how healthcare organisations can attract and retain talent. The demand for healthcare in many countries often exceeds the supply of those who can provide it, and with case studies from Asia, the UK and the US, this book provides geographical insights into the extent of this global challenge. Topics discussed include employee engagement, employer branding, retention and succession planning. Talent Management in Healthcare offers readers a substantial guide and provides a sustainable talent strategy for organisations within the healthcare industry. An invaluable contribution to research on human resource development, this book will be of interest to academics and practitioners involved in organisational development, human resource management and healthcare management.

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.