Quest For Balance

Author: André De Waal
Publisher: Wiley
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Praise for QUEST FOR BALANC "André de Waal has produced a rigorous study of the behavioral and organizational factors that influence implementation success for new performance management systems. It is an important addition to the literature for its focus on recognizing and overcoming the barriers to introducing new management systems." Robert S. Kaplan P>"When management is about getting things done through people, performance management is about monitoring the results of these actions. André de Waal clearly demonstrates that, with respect to the design and use of performance management systems, human behavior and organization culture are as important as the framework itself." Arend R. de Jong BR>P>"This book provides excellent insight into the behavioral aspects involved in applying performance management. Through in-depth research André de Waal has uncovered those human elements that, when focused on by organizations, will help them improve the use of their performance management system." David C. M. Hamill BR>P>"André de Waal’s book–Quest for Balance–makes fascinating reading. He tackles one of the crucial issues facing many organizations today–how to make measurement work–and offers some valuable insights." Professor Andy Neely P>"Dramatic improvements can be made through linking activity-based costing to performance management. But reaping this harvest requires the human element to change. De Waal’s Quest for Balance provides real company insights on what it takes to be successful. It should be a key part of your implementation efforts." Steve Player BR> The Player Grou

Strategic Performance Management

Author: Andre De Waal
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137349182
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Strategic Performance Management brings together the fields of strategic management, strategic management accounting and organizational behaviour, to analyse and improve the link between organizational strategy, systems of planning and control, and performance-driven behaviour. By assessing market conditions and customer expectations, and linking them to a solid operating plan, an organization can focus its resources on activities that produce the greatest return on investment. Strategic Performance Management teaches readers, whether business students or executives, how to avoid errors and counter ineffectiveness; it provides methods and techniques to implement strategic performance management and support organizations in their pursuit of more performance-driven behaviour and better performance. New to this edition: - New introductory chapter defining strategic performance management, its processes and its benefits - Revised chapter considering ICT architecture for strategic performance management systems - Revised and improved coverage of performance pay, strategic action plans, and barriers for implementing strategic performance management - Updated and revised case studies Strategic Performance Management is an ideal text for students on MBA programmes, or covering strategic performance management or management control on specialist postgraduate courses or final year undergraduate modules. It will also appeal to business executives keen to build a more successful, and more profitable, organization.

Strategic Performance Management

Author: Bernard Marr
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136362231
Size: 44.91 MB
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This book is about strategic performance management for the Twenty-First Century organization. In a practical step-by-step approach it navigates readers though the identification, measurement, and management of the strategic value drivers as enables of superior performance. Using many real life case examples this book outlines how organizations can visualize their value creation, design relevant and meaningful performance indicators to assess performance, and then use them to extract real management insights and improve everyday strategic decision making as well as organizational learning. A key focus of the book is the important issue of creating value from intangible assets. Much has been written about the importance of intangible assets such as knowledge, skills, relationships, culture, practices, routines, and intellectual property as levers for organisational success. However, little has been published that tells managers how to do that. This book moves beyond just raising awareness and provides practical tools and templates, gathered in many extensive case studies with world-leading organizations. The key issues the book addresses are: • How do we identify the strategic value drives, especially the intangibles, in our organisations? • How do we understand their strategic value using the powerful mapping tools? • How do we then measure the business performance? • How do we use performance indicators to improve decision making and organisational learning? • How do we align performance reviews and risk management with our strategy? Well grounded in theory and packed with case studies from around the world, this book will function as a guide for managers as well as a reference work for students and researchers. The tools described in this book are not only suitable for leading international corporations, but have been designed to be equally appropriate for not-for-profit organizations, central and local government institutions, small and medium sized businesses, and even departments and business units. The ideas, tools, and templates provided allow managers to apply them straight away and transform the way they manage strategic performance at all levels of their organization.

Organizational Integration Of Enterprise Systems And Resources Advancements And Applications

Author: Varajão, João Eduardo Quintela Alves de Sousa
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466617659
Size: 12.94 MB
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The topic of Enterprise Information Systems (EIS) is having an increasingly relevant strategic impact on global business and the world economy, and organizations are undergoing hard investments in search of the rewarding benefits of efficiency and effectiveness that these ranges of solutions promise. Organizational Integration of Enterprise Systems and Resources: Advancements and Applications show that EIS are at the same time responsible for tremendous gains in some companies and tremendous losses in others. Therefore, their adoption should be carefully planned and managed. This title highlights new ways to identify opportunities and overtake trends and challenges of EIS selection, adoption, and exploitation as it is filled with models, solutions, tools, and case studies. The book provides researchers, scholars, and professionals with some of the most advanced research, solutions, and discussions of Enterprise Information Systems design, implementation, and management.

The Chakras And The Human Energy Fields

Author: Shafica Karagulla
Publisher: Quest Books
ISBN: 0835621685
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A presentation of experimental evidence that illness can be seen in the subtle energy fields of the body. Fascinating case studies of actual patients show that clairvoyant observation can diagnose disease and even reveal potential illness before it manifests in physical symptoms. The key to health and disease lies in the dynamic interaction between the body's physical, emotional, and mental fields and universal energy fields. Understanding this interaction can help us alter our energy patterns in the direction of better health. Includes a full-color foldout diagram of the chakra system.

Organizational Assessment

Author: Charles Lusthaus
Publisher: IDRC
ISBN: 9780889369986
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Organizational Assessment: A framework for improving performance

Safety Management Systems In Aviation

Author: Alan J. Stolzer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317059832
Size: 18.28 MB
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Although aviation is among the safest modes of transportation in the world today, accidents still happen. In order to further reduce accidents and improve safety, proactive approaches must be adopted by the aviation community. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has mandated that all of its member states implement Safety Management System (SMS) programs in their aviation industries. While some countries (the United States, Australia, Canada, members of the European Union and New Zealand, for example) have been engaged in SMS for a few years, it is still non-existent in many other countries. This unique and comprehensive book has been designed as a textbook for the student of aviation safety, and as an invaluable reference tool for the SMS practitioner in any segment of aviation. It discusses the quality management underpinnings of SMS, the four components, risk management, reliability engineering, SMS implementation, and the scientific rigor that must be designed into proactive safety. The authors introduce a hypothetical airline-oriented safety scenario at the beginning of the book and conclude it at the end, engaging the reader and adding interest to the text. To enhance the practical application of the material, the book also features numerous SMS in Practice commentaries by some of the most respected names in aviation safety. In this second edition of Safety Management Systems in Aviation, the authors have extensively updated relevant sections to reflect developments since the original book of 2008. New sections include: a brief history of FAA initiatives to establish SMS, data-driven safety studies, developing a system description, SMS in a flight school, and measuring SMS effectiveness.

Hrm And Performance

Author: David E Guest
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118482638
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The link between HRM and performance has become an important policy issue at both a national and a corporate level. HRM and Performance draws on the knowledge and expertise of a number of leading international scholars in the field of HRM to provide a comprehensive overview of the current state of HRM and identify fruitful directions for theory, research and practice. A central question throughout is - what's next for HRM and what are the keys to the future of managing people and performance?

Balanced Scorecard Step By Step

Author: Paul R. Niven
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
ISBN: 9780470893739
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PRAISE FOR Balanced Scorecard Step-By-Step: Maximizing Performance and Maintaining Results, Second Edition "As a practitioner and thought leader, Paul Niven is superbly bridging the gulf between BSC theory and application through hands-on experiences and real-world case studies. The book provides a practical road map, step-by-step, to plan, execute, and sustain a winning scorecard campaign. Easy to read . . . tells a powerful story with lessons learned/best practices from global customer implementations. Must-read for anyone interested in BSC or grappling with how to create a strategically aligned organization." —Vik Torpunuri, President and CEO, e2e Analytix "In Balanced Scorecard Step-by-Step, Second Edition, Paul Niven provides an intuitive and incredibly effective blueprint for transitioning strategic ambition to execution. Paul's pragmatic approach provides leaders with a tool for managing a company's journey from strategic ideas to world-class performance. The Balanced Scorecard is a masterful tool for guiding companies through transformation, and I speak from personal experience when I say Paul's blueprint works! It is the most effective guide I have seen. Balanced Scorecard Step-by-Step will serve any leader well if their ambition is to efficiently engage their teams in achieving a set of strategic goals." —Allan A. MacDonald, Vice President, Sales and Customer Solutions Bell Canada National Markets "Paul Niven has done it again!!! With this book, he has further operationalized the enlightened Balanced Scorecard concept into a fully functional system that optimizes business execution and performance!" —Barton Johnson, President, Financial Freedom Senior Funding Corporation, The Reverse Mortgage Specialist

High Commitment High Performance

Author: Michael Beer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470486887
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"In these economic times this book is more important than ever. A must-read for the leaders of today and tomorrow." Douglas R. Conant, president and chief executive officer, Campbell Soup Company Praise for High Commitment, High Performance "It is seldom that I read a book about leadership and get excited; this one did that to me. The author has found values and aspects of leadership that have worked well for long term execution of strategies. For Boards and CEOs, this is a great book." —Leif Johansson, president and chief executive officer, Volvo Group "Resilience promises to be the distinguishing characteristic of companies that will prosper from the current economic crisis. Mike Beer's new book is a compelling manual for success in this new economy." —Ravi Venkatesan, chairman, Microsoft India "A must read for leaders who want to develop an edge by building a resilient organization for competitive advantage. Beer's views and recommendations are based on extensive research." —Ram Charan, Ram Charan Associates and co-author of the bestselling book, Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done "With decades of teaching and research and close engagement with companies, Michael Beer has written a book that not only makes the case for building a high commitment organization, but also provides practical advice for doing it." —Jeffrey Pfeffer, professor, Stanford Business School and author, The Human Equation: Building Profits by Putting People First "Beer brings a multi-disciplinary perspective from his extensive experience in industry and academia to reveal how leaders of HCHP organizations break through internal barriers and manage multiple tensions in their quest for sustainable value-creation." —Robert Kaplan, professor, Harvard Business School and co-author, The Execution Premium and The Balanced Score Card "Mike Beer brings his wealth of research and experience to provide fresh insights to the enduring question of what makes companies succeed over the long run. I have utilized many of the principles successfully and recommend them to any corporate leader committed to building an outstanding organization." —Ed Ludwig, chairman and chief executive officer, Becton Dickinson