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The most valuable asset are the people of the business. That's why the softer aspects of people management and related skills get more and more attention. Using the same approach as Nicolai Andler's successful 'Tools for Project Management, Workshops and Consulting', this standard work gives you a reference or cookbook-style access to the most important tools, including a rating of each tool in terms of applicability, ease of use and effectiveness. Nicolai Andler presents nearly 100 tools, grouped into eight categories: Emotional Intelligence and Personal Development, Assessment and Audits, Coaching, Leadership: Motivation and Transformation, Performance and Development, Teamwork, Change Management, and Organisational Development and Design. Information provided by this book - is comprehensive, reliable and sufficiently wide in scope, with a practical level of detail without being too academic - saves time and effort when looking for a tool to carry out a specific job or solve a people-related problem - is easy to apply due to many different search options, checklists, application scenarios and guiding instructions. Written by a professional consultant and business coach, the book is a unique reference work and guide for all those working with people, be they a coach, consultant, change agent or a manager, as well as for students and lecturers who want to expand their knowledge and lectures beyond the 'Cycle of Change' and the 'Johari Window'.
How can managers and executives motivate workers to make them happier and more productive? How can employees find meaning and motivation in their careers? The classic Two Factor Theory--a simple, time-tested model for conceptualizing job satisfaction--is here re-imagined for a modern world, with relevant examples, and backed by dozens of academic studies organizational leaders can draw on to improve worker motivation. The Universal Dual-Factor Survey (UDS) is introduced, providing a reliable means to assess workforce job satisfaction. Managers will be able to understand which factors need improvement, leading to more meaningful work. Employees, at all levels of business, government and nonprofit organizations, will be able to improve personal motivation, facilitating a more cohesive and thriving workforce.
The Controlling Concept: Cornerstone of Performance Management is a guide to controlling, and how to adopt controlling effectively in business practice.This book describes, by means of the 'House of Controlling', how you can effectively implement controlling in your business practice. For instance, it clarifies the following questions:Chapters are supplemented by organisational checklists and business practice examples, drawn from Horvath & Partners' many years of experience developing and implementing controlling concepts at home and abroad.
Published in 1968: This book is a narrative of the authors experiences and sufferings during his time working in a Factory. It describes the life of workers in factories in a series of letters to The Right Hon. Lord Ashley.
Innovation is of critical value in the modern global economy, as it performs several important economic functions. The first is related to supporting the sustainability of socio-economic systems, preventing the emergence of crises and, if they do occur, providing solutions to overcome their consequences. Secondly, innovation allows for the activation of economic growth and social progress through the rationalization of economic activities. Thirdly, innovation supports the global competitiveness of economic systems, allowing for the specialization of production and sales of unique goods that are in high demand in both domestic and global markets. At the same time, innovational development in economic systems is required to mitigate the high levels of risk and requires both effective management and a reliable normative and legal foundation. This book studies the economic and legal foundations of managing the innovational development of economic systems from an interdisciplinary perspective, bringing together the thoughts of international scholars in management, economics and law.
This entirely revised and updated third edition of Market Entry Strategies continues to combine the profound explanation of internationalization theories and concepts with real-life firm cases. Reviewing the readers' valuable feedback from successful previous editions this version targets to improve the readability. New firm cases of Delivery Hero and Tesla contribute to broaden the books' industry focus. Particular attention is paid on the case studies developed to exercise in light of business practice what is theoretically taught and explained in the textbook. Through its link to digital learning tools such as charts available to the public at YouTube this new edition provides best pre-requisites for distance learning environments.
The coronavirus pandemic of 2019-20 and its associated global economic collapse has bluntly revealed that decision makers everywhere are ill-equipped to identify the innovative capacities of modern societies and, in particular, deploy managers to harness such capabilities. Getting the problem of management right is a voyage to the heart of human experience. Indeed, the perennial questions that haunt our existence almost invariably prompt answers that invoke conceptions of work, transformative effort and realisation of ideas. One way or another, all such endeavour requires management. It is often overlooked that more than any other discipline, management history brings into focus humanity's most pressing questions. At the time of writing, these queries come with a disquieting urgency. What is management? How do its modern methods differ from those in pre-industrial societies? How does the management that emerged in Western Europe and North America in the nineteenth century differ from forms practiced in the twentieth? In what ways do Asian, African and South American societies have distinctive managerial philosophies? Perhaps most importantly, what don't we know or don't do very well? It is to these fundamental questions that the Palgrave Handbook of Management History speaks. The work's 63 chapters - authored by 27 of the world's leading management and business thinkers - explore virtually every aspect of management globally as well as across millennia. The series explores the theoretical contributions of classical Western business and management scholars (Adam Smith, Frederick Taylor, Elton Mayo, Peter Drucker, Alfred Chandler, etc.) as well as commentaries from critical theorists such as Michel Foucault, Jacques Derrida and Hayden White. The Handbook is also practical. For example, its content addresses the day to day experience of management in ancient Greece and Rome as well as the contemporary approaches of China, France, South Africa, India, Denmark, Australia, South America, New Zealand and the Middle East. In short, the Palgrave Handbook provides students of economics, management, business theory and practice, and critical studies with a single comprehensive and in-depth point of reference.
More and more employees have to organize, moderate or accompany innovation processes, creative workshops and design thinking projects and need an overview of the selection of the best instruments. At the same time, the number of available methods has almost exploded. This book presents the most important innovation methods and tools. Each of the 555 methods is explained step by step and expanded with a lot of additional information such as results of the methods, collected experiences, presumed innovation capabilities as well as numerous illustrations. Whether the reader is a beginner or a professional, The Innovator's Dictionary supports in selecting methods quickly and easily. This book will be an invaluable resource for innovation consultants, product and project managers, advertising, marketing and PR professionals. In addition, this book offers a design-thinking assignment of all methods. Search paths: In order to make this very large number of different methods navigable for the reader, the editors have integrated 3 different 'search paths' into the book. These search paths follow their Work and Learn approach which motivates the reader to dig deeper into the world of different methods and tools. Search Path 1: Alphabetically sorted with assignment of the method to Design Thinking Phases Design Thinking is a very popular innovation approach used by many people. In this search path the methods are listed alphabetically and at the same time you can see in which Design Thinking phase they are used. This helps especially Design Thinking people to extend their method knowledge and variety of tools. Search Path 2: Grouped by obstacle effects There are specific situations in which innovation professionals get stuck and need new methods or ways of working to overcome the respective obstacle. Some examples: the innovation team is inexperienced, the ideas are too generic, there is no trust in the team, etc. Therefore, this search path sorts the methods according to the effect on these obstacle effects. In total, we have listed the 41 most relevant obstacles (from our experience as long term Innovation Professionals) to match them with 555 methods. Search Path 3: Methods for extra benefits Some methods work particularly well in certain situations e.g.teams in crisis situations, teams in a conservative, traditional culture, etc. The editors have listed these 19 advantages here and grouped the methods accordingly.
Quality should be treated as a culture of success in the market. Enterprises focused on quality will survive in the long term in this new environment because quality is what may create a real and robust link between a company and its clients, and these clients should always be considered the heart of any business; without them, there is neither option nor sense to continue any activity in a company. The Handbook of Research on Quality Management for Competitive Advantage in Global Markets is an essential reference source that discusses the importance of quality practices and global market practices. With research that allows practitioners to improve their understanding of the strategic role of quality in the information and knowledge society, it focuses on describing a global economy formed by networks, organizations, teams, workgroups, information systems, and finally, actors in networked environments. Featuring research on topics such as consumer satisfaction, human capital, and quality management, the target audience of this book is composed of professionals and researchers working in the field of information and knowledge management in various disciplines including library, information and communication sciences, administrative sciences and management, education, adult education, sociology, computer science, and information technology. Moreover, the book provides insights and supports executives concerned with the management of expertise, knowledge, information, and organizational development in different types of work communities and environments.
Given the ever-growing interest in the benefits of mindfulness to organizations and the individuals who work in them, this Companion is a comprehensive primary reference work for mindfulness (including creativity and flow) in the workplace, including business, healthcare and educational settings. Research shows that mindfulness boosts creativity through greater insight, receptivity, and balance, and increases energy and a sense of wellbeing. This Companion traces the genesis and growth of this burgeoning field, tracks its application to the workplace, and suggests trends and future directions. With contributions from leading scholars and practitioners in business, leadership, psychology, healthcare, education, and other related fields, The Routledge Companion to Mindfulness at Work is an extensive reference work which will be a vital resource to the fields of management and organizational studies, human resource management, psychology, spirituality, cultural anthropology, and sociology. Each chapter will present a listing of key topics, a case or situation that illustrates the application of the themes, workplace lessons, and reflection questions.