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Communication as Social Theory: The Social Side of Knowledge Management develops a social theory at micro level, with communication as the essential social mechanism within the theory. Leadership expert Johannessen examines how we can advance communication as social theory. The communicative process has been framed as a sequence: select-create-detect. The 'select' element occurs when a positive choice to communicate something is made, thereby deselecting something else. In this book 44 case letters have been developed. These case letters are designed to deepen, underline and augment the 44 conceptual and empirical propositions that have been established. The core message is to promote change in social systems by focusing on changing micro-behaviours. In complex adaptable systems, the individual actors adapt their behaviour to each other on the basis of the local minimal rules. This means that one cannot take individual behaviour for granted, but one must instead investigate individual behaviour within specific contexts. For students of Management Studies and professionals in Leadership this work is a must for expanding their understanding.
This shortform book presents key peer-reviewed research on industrial history. In selecting and contextualising this volume, the editors address how the field of textile history has evolved. Themes covered include entrepreneurial, technological and labour history, whilst the book highlights the strategic and social consequences of innovations in the history of this key UK sector. Of interest to business and economic historians, this shortform book also provides analysis and illustrative case-studies that will be valuable reading across the social sciences.
This is a practical guide for managers in Service Operations to help them to improve the performance of their operation by using the Active Operations Management (AOM) method, developed by the authors. AOM is a unique blend of the human and technical sides of performance improvement. On the one hand it offers a practical guide to planning and managing workers time in order to optimize the delivery of targets for cost, quality and service. On the other hand it provides insight into human motivation and behaviour that are critical to delivering performance improvement changes that will last. This is a practical 'how to' book rather than a theoretical tome, aimed at demystifying management theory, debunking unhelpful jargon and helping managers apply techniques directly to their own working environment. In a complex and rapidly changing world, the last thing managers need is internal complexity in the way they manage the delivery of service to customers. Simplifying the management of operations is essential if organizations are to be agile enough to adapt, survive and thrive in the modern economy.
Failures are a common phenomena in civilization. Things fail and society responds, often very slowly, sometimes inappropriately. What kinds of things go wrong? Why do they go wrong? How do people and organizations react to failures, and what are the best ways to react? William B. Rouse takes an analytic approach to these questions and addresses eighteen well-known cases of high-consequence failures. He employs a multi-level framework to integrate findings across the case studies, and in turn uses these to outline a conceptual approach to integrated failure management. Though diverse in their causes and outcomes, his analysis shows that the conceptual design of an integrated approach to failure management can encompass each of the case studies, all of which would have benefitted from the same conceptual decision support architecture. This enables cross-cutting system design principles and practices, assuring that failure management in every new domain and context need not start with a blank slate.
The life-changing international bestseller that started a global movement - now updated with new material and an exclusive excerpt from EFFORTLESSHave you ever found yourself struggling with information overload?Have you ever felt both overworked and underutilised?Do you ever feel busy but not productive?If you answered yes to any of these, the way out is to become an Essentialist.In Essentialism, Greg McKeown, CEO of a Leadership and Strategy agency in Silicon Valley who has run courses at Apple, Google and Facebook, shows you how to achieve what he calls the disciplined pursuit of less. Being an Essentialist is about a disciplined way of thinking. It means challenging the core assumption of 'We can have it all' and 'I have to do everything' and replacing it with the pursuit of 'the right thing, in the right way, at the right time'.By applying a more selective criteria for what is essential, the pursuit of less allows us to regain control of our own choices so we can channel our time, energy and effort into making the highest possible contribution toward the goals and activities that matter.Using the experience and insight of working with the leaders of the most innovative companies and organisations in the world, McKeown shows you how to put Essentialism into practice in your own life, so you too can achieve something great.
The Effective Change Manager's Handbook helps practitioners, employers and academics define and practise change management successfully and develop change management maturity within their organization. A single-volume learning resource covering the range of knowledge required, it includes chapters from established thought leaders on topics ranging from benefits management, stakeholder strategy, facilitation, change readiness, project management and education and learning support. Endorsed by the Change Management Institute and the official guide to the CMI Body of Knowledge, The Effective Change Manager's Handbook covers the whole process from planning to implementation, offering practical tools, techniques and models to effectively support any change initiative. The editors of The Effective Change Manager's Handbook - Richard Smith, David King, Ranjit Sidhu and Dan Skelsey - are all experienced international consultants and trainers in change management. All four editors worked on behalf of the Change Management Institute to co-author the first global change management body of knowledge, The Effective Change Manager, and are members of the APMG International examination panel for change management.
Corporate Brand Personality addresses the increasing need for organizations to refocus and realign their corporate culture in order to compete in a business world that demands trust, respect and strong values. Moving beyond simply how products are marketed and perceived, it shows the reader how to lead and engage people at every level within the organization to ensure consistent engagement with brand values. Including practical models to show how corporate culture and values can be managed and improved, Corporate Brand Personality also provides real examples and case studies from the Marriott Hotel Group and Water Wellbeing Group among others that show how people's behaviours can deeply affect brand reputation through all areas of the business. Incorporating a complete strategy from start to finish, this book will help the reader build visible leadership, project an authentic brand image and reinforce their company's values.
Strategic Thinking: A Step-by-Step Approach to Strategy and Leadership, now in its third edition, takes you step by step through sound strategic thinking by setting out the questions to ask. In the process of answering these questions and thinking through the important issues that they raise, you will learn how to formulate strategies and write clear and concise strategic plans. With new online material to support each step and help strengthen your ability to predict future changes, as well as a new section covering key aspects of leadership and neuroscience, this practical book will enable you to: gain a deeper understanding of your market; forecast where your organization is heading; think critically about proposals; write an effective strategic plan Also including prompt sheets, objectives, action plans and useful summaries, this fully updated third edition is a must-have for all practicing managers and business students. Online supporting resources for this book include downloadable templates including taking strategics decisions, creating strategic knowledge and assessing strategic ability.
This book is a history book documenting the CCS-Civil Communication Section - which was created by General Douglas MacAuthur during the occupation of WWII to improve communications in Japan. However, before they could work on improving the quality of communications they found they had to train the major communications companies in American Management. Ultimately this training led to the resurgence and later dominance of the Japanese electronics industry and Japan's economic miracle. Many of the teachings laid the foundation for what we call Lean and Six Sigma today. This book documents the genesis of the CCS and how three engineers helped get the Japanese economy by teaching American management and placing an emphasis on shop-floor leadership.