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Redesigning Work

Redesigning Work Author Graham Lowe
ISBN-10 9781442644458
Release 2016
Pages 288
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Canada's future prosperity is of utmost concern to citizens, industry leaders and policy makers. Using original public opinion research from EKOS, Redesigning Work argues that improving people's jobs and workplaces can unlock the potential to strengthen Canada's economy and improve the well-being of Canadians. Graham Lowe and Frank Graves are two of Canada's leading experts on work and public opinion. In Redesigning Work the authors provide a blueprint for the future of work in Canada by identifying practical ways to make work more motivating, rewarding and productive. The authors provide fuel for employers, workers, policy makers, HR professionals, and NGOs to combat the negative trends many Canadians associate with their future economic prospects. The book paints an optimistic picture of the future of work by addressing job stress, work-life balance, skill use and engagement.



Canadian Failures

Canadian Failures Author Alex Benay
ISBN-10 9781459740440
Release 2017-10-21
Pages 232
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Ten Canadians make one powerful argument: we cannot shy away from failure if we hope to succeed. Canadian Failures gathers experts at the top of their field, all of whom have grappled with failure, including astronaut Robert Thirsk; Olympic gold medalist, wrestler Erica Wiebe; and Tom Jenkins of OpenText Corporation.



It s Not Complicated

It s Not Complicated Author Rick Nason
ISBN-10 9781487514785
Release 2017-05-08
Pages 248
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In the new knowledge economy, traditional modes of thinking are no longer effective. Compartmentalizing problems and solutions and assuming everything can be solved with the right formula can no longer keep pace with the radical changes occurring daily in the modern business world. It’s Not Complicated offers a paradigm shift for business professionals looking for simplified solutions to complex problems. In his straightforward and highly engaging style, Rick Nason introduces the principles of “complexity thinking” which empower managers to understand, correlate, and explain a diverse range of business phenomena. For example, why some new products go viral while others remain unnoticed, how office cliques develop despite collaborative work policies and spaces, how economic bubbles form, and how an unknown retiree foiled one of the most carefully planned product launches ever with a single letter to the editor of his local newspaper. Rather than consider complicated and complex as interchangeable terms, Rick Nason explains what complexity is, how it arises, and the errors in solving complex situations with complicated thinking. It’s Not Complicated provides managers with fresh, counterintuitive, and actionable models for dealing with challenging business problems.



Work Industry and Canadian Society

Work  Industry  and Canadian Society Author Harvey Krahn
ISBN-10 9780176501136
Release 2010-10-15
Pages 544
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Work, Industry and Canadian Society, Sixth Edition studies the social ramifications of work. With a Canadian focus, the author team examines how individual, societal, national, and global issues shape this central human activity. The world of work continues to change rapidly, and this edition covers the most recent trends and statistics. The authors are well regarded for their teaching and research, and their years of experience are evident in this comprehensive volume on the past, present and future of work in Canada.



Creating Healthy Organizations

Creating Healthy Organizations Author Graham Lowe
ISBN-10 9781442698772
Release 2012-09-28
Pages 256
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The current global economic environment is defined by unprecedented uncertainty, a premium placed on knowledge, and the threat of future talent scarcity. Key to an organization's success under these conditions is its ability to strengthen the links between people and performance. Creating Healthy Organizations provides executives, managers, human resource professionals, and employees an action-oriented approach to forging these connections by creating and sustaining vibrant and productive workplaces. A healthy organization operates in ways that benefits all stakeholders, including employees, customers, shareholders, and communities. Using a wide range of examples from a variety of internationally based industries, Graham Lowe integrates leading practices with research on workplace health and wellness, quality work environments, employee engagement, organizational performance, and corporate social responsibility to make a compelling business case for creating healthy, resilient, and sustainable organizations. Creating Healthy Organizations offers readers, whether CEOs or front-line workers, an innovative framework and practical tools for planning, implementing, and measuring healthy change in their workplaces.



Stragility

Stragility Author Ellen R. Auster
ISBN-10 9781442648050
Release 2016
Pages 168
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Success in business demands an organization that is agile, innovative, and alert, capable of reinventing itself to handle whatever comes its way. Yet most attempts at transformational change fail, hamstrung by poor strategy, office politics, stakeholder resistance, and the pressures of constant transformation. In Stragility, Ellen Auster and Lisa Hillenbrand provide a powerful, practical, action-oriented approach that equips leaders at all levels to navigate these challenges while building skills and capabilities for the next strategic change. Filled with great examples of leading edge companies, and jam-packed with concrete tips, action steps, and tools, Stragility offers indispensable advice on how to make continuous strategic changes, navigate the politics and emotions of change, and inspire and engage leaders and stakeholders. Building on a field-tested framework the authors have applied in Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, and social sector organizations, Stragility provides the tools for creating a thriving, high-energy organization that will excel at strategic change - again and again.



Followership in Action

Followership in Action Author Melissa K. Carsten
ISBN-10 9781785609473
Release 2016-03-07
Pages 256
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As the study of followership further escalates into the global mainstream of leadership studies, this book proactively engages future leaders and followers in issues that they are likely to face in various everyday human resource development, management, and leadership contexts.



Creating Great Choices

Creating Great Choices Author Jennifer Riel
ISBN-10 9781633692978
Release 2017-08-29
Pages 272
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Move Beyond Trade-Off Thinking When it comes to our hardest choices, it can seem as though making trade-offs is inevitable. But what about those crucial times when accepting the obvious trade-off just isn't good enough? What do we do when the choices in front of us don't get us what we need? In those cases, rather than choosing the least worst option, we can use the models in front of us to create a new and superior answer. This is integrative thinking. First introduced by world-renowned strategic thinker Roger Martin in The Opposable Mind, integrative thinking is an approach to problem solving that uses opposing ideas as the basis for innovation. Now, in Creating Great Choices, Martin and his longtime thinking partner Jennifer Riel vividly illustrate how integrative thinking works, and how to do it. The book includes fresh stories of successful integrative thinkers that will demystify the process of creative problem solving, as well as practical tools and exercises to help readers engage with the ideas. And it lays out the authors' four-step methodology for creating great choices, which can be applied in virtually any context. The result is a replicable, thoughtful approach to finding a "third and better way" to make important choices in the face of unacceptable trade‐offs. Insightful and instructive, Creating Great Choices blends storytelling, theory, and hands-on advice to help any leader or manager facing a tough choice.



The Internet Trap

The Internet Trap Author Ashesh Mukherjee
ISBN-10 9781442649835
Release 2018-02-15
Pages 128
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In The Internet Trap, Ashesh Mukherjee uses the latest research in consumer psychology to highlight five hidden costs of living online: too many temptations, too much information, too much customization, too many comparisons, and too little privacy.



How to Be Happy at Work

How to Be Happy at Work Author Annie McKee
ISBN-10 9781633696815
Release 2018-08-21
Pages 272
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Life's too short to be unhappy at work "I'm working harder than I ever have, and I don't know if it's worth it anymore." If you're a manager or leader, these words have probably run through your mind. So many of us are feeling fed up, burned out, and unhappy at work: the constant pressure and stress, the unending changes, the politics--people feel as though they can't give much more, and performance is suffering. But it's work, after all, right? Should we even expect to be fulfilled and happy at work? Yes, we should, says Annie McKee, coauthor of the bestselling Primal Leadership. In her new transformative book, she makes the most compelling case yet that happiness--and the full engagement that comes with it--is more important than ever in today's workplace, and she sheds new light on the powerful relationship of happiness to individual, team, and organizational success. Based on extensive research and decades of experience with leaders, this book reveals that people must have three essential elements in order to be happy at work: A sense of purpose and the chance to contribute to something bigger than themselves A vision that is powerful and personal, creating a real sense of hope Resonant, friendly relationships With vivid and moving real-life stories, the book shows how leaders can use these powerful pillars to create and sustain happiness even when they're under pressure. By emphasizing purpose, hope, and friendships they can also ensure a healthy, positive climate for their teams and throughout the organization. How to Be Happy at Work deepens our understanding of what it means to be truly fulfilled and effective at work and provides clear, practical advice and instruction for how to get there--no matter what job you have.



Creating a Culture of Accessibility in the Sciences

Creating a Culture of Accessibility in the Sciences Author Mahadeo A. Sukhai
ISBN-10 9780128040867
Release 2016-11-29
Pages 348
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Creating a Culture of Accessibility in the Sciences provides insights and advice on integrating students with disabilities into the STEM fields. Each chapter features research and best practices that are interwoven with experiential narratives. The book is reflective of the diversity of STEM disciplines (life and physical sciences, engineering, and mathematics), and is also reflective of cross-disability perspectives (physical, sensory, learning, mental health, chronic medical and developmental disabilities). It is a useful resource for STEM faculty and university administrators working with students with disabilities, as well as STEM industry professionals interested in accommodating employees with disabilities. Offers a global perspective on making research or work spaces accessible for students with disabilities in the STEM fields Discusses best practices on accommodating and supporting students and demonstrates how these practices can be translated across disciplines Enhances faculty knowledge of inclusive teaching practices, adaptive equipment, accessibility features, and accommodations in science laboratories, which would enable the safe participation of students with disabilities Provides advice for students with disabilities on disclosure and mentoring



Stumbling Giants

Stumbling Giants Author Patricia Meredith
ISBN-10 9781442649514
Release 2017
Pages 236
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In Stumbling Giants, Patricia Meredith and James L. Darroch embark on an audacious and startling examination of Canada's big banks. Meredith and Darroch's new vision for the Canadian banking industry is a call to action for all interested stakeholders to work together in creating a banking system for the twenty-first century.



Rotman on Design

Rotman on Design Author Paola Antonelli
ISBN-10 9781442616202
Release 2013
Pages 264
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This collection features Rotman magazine's best articles on design thinking and business design. Insights are drawn from the people on the frontlines of bringing design into modern organizations, as well as from the leading academics who are teaching design thinking to a new generation of global leaders.



Fixing the Game

Fixing the Game Author Roger L. Martin
ISBN-10 9781422142684
Release 2011-04-12
Pages 272
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American capitalism is in dire straits, caught in a perilous pattern of increasing volatility, decreasing investor returns, and ongoing bad behavior by executives. And it’s getting worse. Since the turn of the twenty-first century, we’ve seen two massive value-destroying market meltdowns and a string of ethics breaches, including accounting scandals, options-backdating schemes, and the subprime mortgage debacle. Just what is going on here? Is it the inevitable decline of the American economy? Is it the new normal in a technology-enabled global marketplace? Or is it possible that the very theories we’ve embraced to underpin our capital markets are actually producing these crises? In Fixing the Game, Roger Martin reveals the culprit behind the sorry state of American capitalism: our deep and abiding commitment to the idea that the purpose of the firm is to maximize shareholder value. This theory has led to a massive growth in stock-based compensation for executives and, through this, to a naive and wrongheaded linking of the real market—the business of designing, making, and selling products and services—with the expectations market—the business of trading stocks, options, and complex derivatives. Martin shows how this tight coupling has been engineered and lays out its results: a single-minded focus on the expectations market that will continue driving us from crisis to crisis—unless we act now. Using the National Football League as his primary example, Martin illustrates that it is possible to take a much more thoughtful and effective approach than we now do to the intersection of the real and the expectations markets and to governance in general in the capital markets. Martin shows how we can act to end the destructive cycle, including: • Restructuring executive compensation to focus entirely on the real market, not the expectations market • Rethinking the meaning of board governance and role of board members • Reining in the power of hedge funds and monopoly pension funds Concise, hard-hitting, and entertaining, Fixing the Game advocates seizing American capitalism from the jaws of the expectations market and planting it firmly in the real market—and it presents the steps we must take now to do so.



Inclusion Nudges Guidebook

Inclusion Nudges Guidebook Author Tinna Nielsen
ISBN-10 152363541X
Release 2016-01-21
Pages 262
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To promote behavioural change and improve decision making, we must work with the subconscious. Inclusion Nudges target the advantages and shortcomings of our unconscious mind and decision-making processes in order to obtain the desired and needed changes. In this Guidebook, the concept and the three types of Inclusion Nudges are fully explained and illustrated with over 70 practical interventions to promote behaviour, culture, and systems change to mitigate unconscious bias and create more inclusive organisations. The Inclusion Nudges Guidebook is for those who...* Struggle with getting a change to 'stick'.* Want to improve decision making and performance.* Are challenged with translating an ideal goal into behaviors to achieve that goal.* Find it hard to understand what motivates people to make decisions.* Want to get more people engaged in their work. Everyone can learn to design Inclusion Nudges. We believe that if all internal agents of organisational change master these techniques, our actions and behaviours will better leverage the full potential of all people, thereby producing more successful organisations.For this innovative concept and work, the authors, Lisa Kepinski & Tinna C. Nielsen, have been named to The Economist's Global Diversity List as "Top 10 Diversity Consultants" in November 2015.



Solitude

Solitude Author Michael Harris
ISBN-10 9781250088611
Release 2017-04-04
Pages 304
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With a foreword by Nicholas Carr, author of the Pulitzer Prize–finalist The Shallows. Today, society embraces sharing like never before. Fueled by our dependence on mobile devices and social media, we have created an ecosystem of obsessive connection. Many of us now lead lives of strangely crowded isolation: we are always linked, but only shallowly so. The capacity to be alone, properly alone, is one of life’s subtlest skills. Real solitude is a powerful resource we can call upon—a crucial ingredient for a rich interior life. It inspires reflection, allows creativity to flourish, and improves our relationships with ourselves and, unexpectedly, with others. Idle hands can, in fact, produce the extraordinary. In living bigger and faster, we have forgotten the joys of silence, and undervalued how profoundly it can revolutionize our lives. This book is about discovering stillness inside the city, inside the crowd, inside our busy lives. With wit and energy, award-winning author Michael Harris weaves captivating true stories with reporting from the world’s foremost brain researchers, psychologists, and tech entrepreneurs to guide us toward a state of measured connectivity that balances quiet and companionship. Solitude is a beautiful and convincing statement on the transformative power of being alone.



Innovation Nation

Innovation Nation Author David Johnston
ISBN-10 9780735263017
Release 2017-10
Pages 128
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This young readers edition of Ingenious focuses on 50 kid-friendly Canadian innovations that changed the world, from canoes to whoopie cushions, chocolate bars to Pablum. Co-written by Canada's Governor General and accompanied by contemporary illustrations, this adaptation offers young Canadians a way to celebrate our history and world contributions on Canada's 150th birthday. Successful innovation is always inspired by at least one of three forces -- insight, necessity and simple luck. Innovation Nation moves through history to explore what circumstances, incidents, coincidences and collaborations motivated each great Canadian idea, and what twist of fate then brought that idea into public acceptance. From the marvels of aboriginal inventions such as the canoe, igloo and lifejacket to the latest pioneering advances in medicine, education, science, engineering and the arts, Canadians have improvised and worked together to make the world a better place. With striking, vibrant illustrations throughout, Innovation Nation is a gorgeous companion to the adult edition that will surprise, enlighten and entertain young readers, and will be a valuable resource for teachers and librarians.