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The Global Advantage

The Global Advantage Author Michael J. Marquardt, Ed.D.
ISBN-10 9781136357831
Release 2009-11-03
Pages 266
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In an economy where companies must globalize or perish, only a few have successfully taken their business to the world level. 'The Global Advantage' zeros in on 40 preeminent global companies, located across six continents. A key feature of this book is the author's 'GlobalSuccess' model, based on the research and work he has done with hundreds of global executives around the world. 'The Global Advantage' reveals his discoveries and evaluates how these leaders are bringing their corporations into the global stratosphere. The 'GlobalSuccess' model, build upon the authors experiences and ideas, shows you how to globalize your: * corporate culture * human resources * strategies * operations * structure * learning You will find specific strategies and principles for globalizing your organization's six dimensions, as defined by the 'GlobalSuccess' model, as well as what steps your company should take to move toward global status. In addition, the 'GlobalSuccess' capability and readiness profile helps you to measure the current level of globalization in your company, as well as how your company's globalization compares with that of your competitors.



Human Performance Consulting

Human Performance Consulting Author James S. Pepitone
ISBN-10 9781136397448
Release 2009-11-03
Pages 280
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New rules require a new game plan. More than 80% of today's workforce comprises knowledge-and service-based workers, rendering obsolete the conventional understanding of organizational performance. New work roles require new managerial skills and methods. This innovative book shows how 'new human performance specialists' can mold and construct work situations that enhance performance, productivity, and profits. The methods go beyond individual improvement and show how to create and sustain work situations that foster high levels of performance. 'Human Performance Consulting' presents a comprehensive framework for designing and implementing highly effective, results-orientated programs that improve employee performance. It gives managers and human-performance professionals proven methods for boosting any organization's workforce productivity and operational performance - and without huge capital expenditures, high-profile programs, and major upheavals. James Pepitone describes the role of the internal performance consultant and explains how these individuals can add financial value to any organization by guiding human performance improvement. Case studies and examples give you a solid foundation for identifying and diagnosing performance problems. Step-by-step instructions supply guidelines for working with existing management to make skillful changes that will improve performance and add measurable value.



Human Performance Improvement

Human Performance Improvement Author William J. Rothwell
ISBN-10 9781315299457
Release 2018-01-31
Pages 234
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Organizations are under pressure to build and sustain competitive advantage with and through people. For that reason, managers continue to demand results from workers and look for as many ways as possible to increase productivity and decrease the costs of doing business. Human performance improvement (HPI) is a systematic approach to securing better performance from people. This book provides a thorough overview of the theory and practice of HPI, looking at the long-term action plan and specific interventions that can improve productivity and address performance problems. This new edition provides up-to-date references and sources, examines the manager’s role in HPI in more detail than previous editions, and explores how to build on human performance improvement strengths and opportunities. Written by a group of highly respected authors in the field, this book will show you how to discover and analyze performance gaps, plan for future improvements in human performance, and design and develop cost-effective interventions to close performance gaps. HPI is not a tool reserved exclusively for training and development practitioners, human resource specialists, or external consultants. Almost anyone can use it, including managers, supervisors, and even employees, making this book vital reading for anyone looking to improve human performance.



Human Performance Models Revealed in the Global Context

Human Performance Models Revealed in the Global Context Author Victor C.X. Wang
ISBN-10 9781607528807
Release 2008-11-01
Pages 189
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As globalization brings different cultures together, human performance interventions and training solutions may be strained by cultures, policies and other lines of thinking specific to a particular country, region or continent. What is considered a systematic process of discovering and analyzing important human performance gaps, such as designing and developing costeffective and ethically justifiable strategies to close those gaps, implementing the strategies, and evaluating the financial results in one country may not apply in another. Human Performance Models Revealed in the Global Context powerfully presents different models of human performance from across the globe, and enables readers to understand a much broader range of interactions, perceptions, models, and possibilities for HR management, training and development. Human performance is high on the agenda of organizations around the globe because they must raise the level of company performance and bring about organizational change in order to continue to survive and thrive in a global economy. Human Performance Models Revealed in the Global Context unveils worldwide, lessons about organizations facing similar, and different challenges focusing on this pressing need to improve human performance. Indeed human performance is seen as the greatest asset to affect organizational performance than any other. Although physical, financial, intangible, and other assets are crucial in varying degrees in different organizations, human performance is the “glue” that holds all the other assets together and guides their use to achieve results. Effective use of an organizational human capital will no doubt be one of the most valuable strategies to help a firm gain a competitive advantage in this global, and changing, economy. Human Performance Models Revealed in the Global Context's valuable presentation of the developments and future of this field is informative and inspiring for a wide readership, because of its broad constellation of cases, its insights and recommendations and foundational lessons for guiding human performance initiatives in organizations. Readers who will find the volume valuable will include a wide spectrum including, trainers in Human Resource Development; Human Resource Managers; Military trainers; adult learning professionals; business administrators and aspiring administrators; public school administrators; business managers; nonprofit, NGO, hospital and community organization administrators;, managers, directors, and supervisors; educational administrators; college professors/teachers, undergraduate and graduate students.



Bottom line Call Center Management

Bottom line Call Center Management Author David Lawrence Butler
ISBN-10 9780750676847
Release 2004
Pages 179
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New ground is broken by addressing key skills and techniques in assessing and implementing effective management practices to maximize the human and capital resources at the call center manager's disposal in this new title in the Improving Human Performance series.



Locating Global Advantage

Locating Global Advantage Author Martin Kenney
ISBN-10 080474758X
Release 2004
Pages 318
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This volume explores how industries organize their global operations, through case studies of seven manufacturing industries. The chapters provide a nuanced understanding of the complex matrix of factor costs, access to inimitable capabilities, and time-based pressures that influence where firms decide to locate particular segments of the value chain.



Human Sigma

Human Sigma Author John H. Fleming
ISBN-10 9781595620453
Release 2007-10-28
Pages 216
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Six Sigma changed the face of manufacturing quality. Now, HumanSigma is poised to do the same for sales and services. Human Sigma offers an innovative research-based approach to one of the toughest challenges facing sales and services companies today: how to effectively manage the employee-customer encounter to drive business success. What would your company look like if you could increase the revenue and profitability potential of every customer by more than 20 percent? What if you could double the productivity of every employee? And what if these two phenomena together could drive overall organizational performance exponentially? What would your company look like? And how would you go about creating this kind of change? One thing is certain: Business leaders are never going to inspire higher levels of employee productivity and build more passionate customer relationships by doing the same things they have tried for the past 25 years. Business leaders need something fresh. Something new. The last thing they need is more of the same old conventional wisdom about “satisfying” their employees and their customers. Based on solid research by The Gallup Organization, Human Sigma will appeal to senior leaders and line managers alike who are looking for a way to dramatically increase productivity, retain a base of high value customers, and improve overall business performance. Human Sigma is: • Rigorous: Based on research involving hundreds of companies, and over 10 million employees and 10 million customers around the world. • Innovative: Cutting-edge management science supported by data, including brain imaging research into customer’s emotional connections to the companies they love. • Practical: The principles in the book were developed from observations of real-life successes, not some fictional freaks-of-nature that exist only in a laboratory. As such, the lessons contained in the book have been tested in the real world, and can be applied in many situations. • Interactive: The book contains a code that can be used to estimate the potential value of HumanSigma to readers’ organizations.



Handbook of Improving Performance in the Workplace Measurement and Evaluation

Handbook of Improving Performance in the Workplace  Measurement and Evaluation Author James L. Moseley
ISBN-10 9780470190678
Release 2009-12-09
Pages 448
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Each volume in this set provides a current review of all information available for the three core areas of improving performance in the workplace: instructional design and training delivery, intervention selection and implementation, measurement and evaluation.



Closing the human performance gap

Closing the human performance gap Author Louis Stephen Csoka
ISBN-10 UOM:35128001555141
Release 1994-01-01
Pages 29
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Closing the human performance gap has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Closing the human performance gap also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Closing the human performance gap book for free.



Competitive Advantage of Nations

Competitive Advantage of Nations Author Michael E. Porter
ISBN-10 9781451651492
Release 2011-05-31
Pages 896
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Now beyond its eleventh printing and translated into twelve languages, Michael Porter’s The Competitive Advantage of Nations has changed completely our conception of how prosperity is created and sustained in the modern global economy. Porter’s groundbreaking study of international competitiveness has shaped national policy in countries around the world. It has also transformed thinking and action in states, cities, companies, and even entire regions such as Central America. Based on research in ten leading trading nations, The Competitive Advantage of Nations offers the first theory of competitiveness based on the causes of the productivity with which companies compete. Porter shows how traditional comparative advantages such as natural resources and pools of labor have been superseded as sources of prosperity, and how broad macroeconomic accounts of competitiveness are insufficient. The book introduces Porter’s “diamond,” a whole new way to understand the competitive position of a nation (or other locations) in global competition that is now an integral part of international business thinking. Porter's concept of “clusters,” or groups of interconnected firms, suppliers, related industries, and institutions that arise in particular locations, has become a new way for companies and governments to think about economies, assess the competitive advantage of locations, and set public policy. Even before publication of the book, Porter’s theory had guided national reassessments in New Zealand and elsewhere. His ideas and personal involvement have shaped strategy in countries as diverse as the Netherlands, Portugal, Taiwan, Costa Rica, and India, and regions such as Massachusetts, California, and the Basque country. Hundreds of cluster initiatives have flourished throughout the world. In an era of intensifying global competition, this pathbreaking book on the new wealth of nations has become the standard by which all future work must be measured.



The Guru Guide to the Knowledge Economy

The Guru Guide to the Knowledge Economy Author Joseph H. Boyett
ISBN-10 IND:30000079551697
Release 2001
Pages 418
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An easy-to-follow guide to understanding some of business's most important ideas and best practices Most business readers don't have time to read every book they'd like for inspiration and guidance. This follow-up to the sleeper success, The Guru Guide(TM), makes it possible to sample the best ideas of leading business thinkers. The Guru Guide(TM) to the New Economy is a clear, concise, and informative guide to the business topics that relate to the new business environment, including electronic commerce, customer relationship management, knowledge management, globalization, and business ethics. Gurus to be profiled include Stan Davis and Chris Meyer, authors of Blur: The Speed of Change in the Connected Economy; Rosabeth Moss Kanter, author of World Class: Thriving Locally in the Global Economy; and Don Pepper, coauthor of The One-to-One Future and Enterprise One-to-One. Joseph H. Boyett and Jimmie T. Boyett (Alpharetta, GA) are cofounders of Boyett & Associates, a consulting and research firm that specializes in helping companies implement state-of-the-art management and organizational practices. Joseph and Jimmie Boyett are the coauthors of Beyond Workplace 2000 and The Guru Guide(TM) (0-471-38054-7) (Wiley).



Handbook of Human Performance Technology

Handbook of Human Performance Technology Author Harold D. Stolovitch
ISBN-10 UVA:X004455365
Release 1999-04-09
Pages 1010
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The answers to your performance improvement questions are here! The first edition of the Handbook of Human Performance Technology has been the bible of this rapidly evolving field. This new edition, co-published with The International Society for Performance Improvement, adopts a more international approach and introduces you to many emerging technologies. You'll learn how to: Plan performance improvement projects Analyze a corporate culture Implement effective interventions Use job aids and multimedia-based training Conduct on-the-job training Evaluate intervention effectiveness Improve your own professional life . . . and much more! Contributors to the volume comprise a veritable who's who in the field of performance improvement. If you own the trailblazing first edition, you'll want to add this volume to your bookshelf. If you are a trainer, consultant, or a manager engaged in improving performance, this groundbreaking work is indispensable.



Converging Technologies for Improving Human Performance

Converging Technologies for Improving Human Performance Author William Sims Bainbridge
ISBN-10 9789401703598
Release 2013-04-17
Pages 468
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M. C. Roco and W.S. Bainbridge In the early decades of the 21st century, concentrated efforts can unify science based on the unity of nature, thereby advancing the combination of nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology, and new technologies based in cognitive science. With proper attention to ethical issues and societal needs, converging in human abilities, societal technologies could achieve a tremendous improvement outcomes, the nation's productivity, and the quality of life. This is a broad, cross cutting, emerging and timely opportunity of interest to individuals, society and humanity in the long term. The phrase "convergent technologies" refers to the synergistic combination of four major "NBIC" (nano-bio-info-cogno) provinces of science and technology, each of which is currently progressing at a rapid rate: (a) nanoscience and nanotechnology; (b) biotechnology and biomedicine, including genetic engineering; (c) information technology, including advanced computing and communications; (d) cognitive science, including cognitive neuroscience. Timely and Broad Opportunity. Convergence of diverse technologies is based on material unity at the nanoscale and on technology integration from that scale.



What Makes a High Performance Organization

What Makes a High Performance Organization Author Andre A. De Waal
ISBN-10 1906403783
Release 2012-09-01
Pages 300
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This book will show companies and managers how to achieve better financial results than their competitors over the next 5-10 years by transforming themselves into HPOs: High-Performance Organizations It has been extensively researched by the author, including: (a) review of 292 studies into business high performance and excellence (b) personal survey of close to 2500 organizations throughout the world (c) collection of numerous in-depth case studies of high performing companies representing nearly every continent As a result of all this research, the book’s author Dr. Andre A. de Waal has been able to develop and practice an HPO framework tool on 200 organizations since 2006, both profit and non-profit, even as his research goes on. His insightful conclusions from this work coupled with his intensive research will prove crucial for management decision-makers who seek to dramatically improve their companies. Why is this book is needed now? We are in a severe recession, though the economy has been picking up, growth will continue to be slow for many years to come. This book makes it possible for a company to accelerate its growth. Also, customers worldwide have been growing more demanding and vocal especially as complaints about an organization can now spread like wildfire on the Internet. Thus becoming an HPO ensures a company stays competitive and maintains high levels of customer satisfaction



Handbook of Improving Performance in the Workplace Instructional Design and Training Delivery

Handbook of Improving Performance in the Workplace  Instructional Design and Training Delivery Author Kenneth H. Silber
ISBN-10 9780470190685
Release 2009-12-09
Pages 800
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Each volume in this set provides a current review of all information available for the three core areas of improving performance in the workplace: instructional design and training delivery, intervention selection and implementation, measurement and evaluation.



Innovation Economics

Innovation Economics Author Robert D. Atkinson
ISBN-10 9780300189117
Release 2012-09-04
Pages 384
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This important book delivers a critical wake-up call: a fierce global race for innovation advantage is under way, and while other nations are making support for technology and innovation a central tenet of their economic strategies and policies, America lacks a robust innovation policy. What does this portend? Robert Atkinson and Stephen Ezell, widely respected economic thinkers, report on profound new forces that are shaping the global economy—forces that favor nations with innovation-based economies and innovation policies. Unless the United States enacts public policies to reflect this reality, Americans face the relatively lower standards of living associated with a noncompetitive national economy. The authors explore how a weak innovation economy not only contributed to the Great Recession but is delaying America's recovery from it and how innovation in the United States compares with that in other developed and developing nations. Atkinson and Ezell then lay out a detailed, pragmatic road map for America to regain its global innovation advantage by 2020, as well as maximize the global supply of innovation and promote sustainable globalization.



Getting China and India Right

Getting China and India Right Author Anil K. Gupta
ISBN-10 0470441097
Release 2009-03-30
Pages 272
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This book is the first strategic guide for multi-national corporations (MNCs)who are contemplating expanding into both China and India. Gupta and Wang explain how many MNCs view China and India solely from the lens of off-shoring and cost-reduction, and focusing their marketing strategies on only the top 5-10% of the population. This is a missed opportunity. China and India are the only two countries that constitute four realities that are strategically crucial for the global enterprise: Both provide mega-markets for almost every product and service Both have platforms that will dramatically reduce the company's global cost structure Both have platforms that will significantly boost the company's global technology and innovation base Both are springboards for the mergence of new fearsome global competitors. This book aims to shed light on the brutal competition for markets and resources in China and India as well as lays out the strategic action implications for those companies who want to emerge as the global players of tomorrow.