Mass Career Customization

Author: Cathleen Benko
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 9781422138687
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Far-reaching changes in attitudes and family structures have been redefining the workforce for more than two decades—yet the workplace has remained much the same. During this time, many companies have learned that personalizing the customer experience is good for business. In Mass Career Customization, the authors argue convincingly to extend this popular and profitable concept to the workplace. This book is centered on the powerful insight that career options in today’s economy need to accommodate the rising and falling phases of employee engagement as it changes over time. The remarkable process unveiled in this book offers choices involving four important dimensions of career progression: role; pace; location and schedule; and workload. As the working population shrinks, maintaining industry advantage will depend largely on keeping employees engaged and connected. Mass career customization provides a framework for organizational adaptability that will do just that.

The Corporate Lattice

Author: Cathleen Benko
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 9781422161784
Format: PDF, Mobi
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With roots planted firmly in the industrial age, the corporate ladder has been the metaphor used to describe the prevailing one-size-fits-all model for success. At its heart, the ladder is derived from inflexible, hierarchical, organization models in which prestige, individual rewards, information flow, power and influence are tied to the rung each employee occupies. Yet the workplace as we know it is in transition -- evolving away from the linear, one-size-fits-all model of the corporate ladder toward a multidimensional approach that Cathy Benko calls the corporate lattice. This book will serve to widen an organization's strategic lens, representing a fundamentally new way to work and run a company. It offers a framework to help senior leaders and HR directors harness the talent in their company in a way that provides a strategic advantage, not only for recruiting but also for achieving and maintain better individual performance. In the bestselling book Mass Career Customization (Harvard Business Press/2007), Cathy Benko and Deloitte provided the breakthrough MCC dashboard for understanding the important variables of individual employees' career-life profiles, but she also coined a new metaphor -- the corporate lattice -- as a way to think about the changed career landscape. This book delves much deeper into the power of the lattice for organizations, fully exploring its contours and applying it to real-life practice throughout a company. It explores how the corporate lattice model creates value by: 1. Ensuring a flow of talent into and through the organization. 2. Increasing the efficiency of and return on organizational investments. 3. Improving financial and operating results through greater employee engagement. The three-part framework of the book presents specific ways managers and organizations can use The Corporate Lattice to manage talent, measure results, collaborate across teams, engage employees, and reor"

Developing Women Leaders

Author: Anna Marie Valerio
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444359177
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Developing Women Leaders answers the question “How do we best develop women leaders?” with practical solutions drawn from current literature and the author’s personal interviews with high-achievers in major US companies and universities. Presents research-based, practical solutions to help people in organizations develop talented women Describes what organizations and individuals need to know about leadership competencies, personality, and leadership styles Explains gender-related issues that affect the behaviors of both women and men at work Integrates first-hand accounts by high-achieving women and men from major US companies and universities about their leadership experiences Separate chapters addressed to CEOs and Human Resource executives, managers, and women offer practical suggestions to implement in their organizations, using examples from some 'best practice' companies Has relevance across the range of all organizations including Fortune 500 companies, academic institutions, non-profit organizations and small businesses Has significance for every aspect of society – business, government, law, families, careers, and health

The Inclusion Paradox 2nd Edition

Author: Andrés T. Tapia
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 098909801X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Dramatically changing demographics are upending politics, marketplaces, and workplaces. In this Second Edition of The Inclusion Paradox: The Obama Era and the Transformation of Global Diversity, Andrés T. Tapia, President of Diversity Best Practices and former Chief Diversity Officer for a global firm, examines how today’s hyper-diverse world of the Obama Era is transforming policy agendas, marketplace penetration, and workforce management -- and what those changes mean for our future. With its more than fifty new pages of updated facts, figures, and current event references, in this Second Edition, Tapia explores not the political implications, but rather the cultural implications of what it takes to move into the next generation of diversity work to grow business and attract and retain the best talent. He makes the case that the work of diversity and inclusion has never been more urgent, particularly as everything has globalized at a massive scale. But nations and companies are woefully and dangerously unprepared for this diversity. Because it’s one thing to acknowledge the diversity already here, quite another to make the most out of it. “Diversity is the mix. Inclusion is making the mix work” is what Author Andres T. Tapia says about this reality. Which means that inclusion is hard. Very hard. Harder than diversity itself. Inclusion defines the challenge all leaders face as they address the dramatic shifts of diversity --racial, ethnic, generational, gender, sexual orientation, faith, personality, nationality, and on -- in our workplaces and communities. As author Tapia writes in one of his pivotal chapters, not being able to manage these differences well is leading us all to ask about others, “Are You Evil, a Moron, or Just Plain Incompetent?” The key, therefore, to facing these diversity and inclusion challenges is developing the skills and abilities to, while still nurturing our commonalities, to constructively know how to surface our differences so we can treat others not as we would like to be treated, but as they would like to be treated.

The Oxford Handbook of Gender in Organizations

Author: Savita Kumra
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191632759
Format: PDF
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The issue of gender in organizations has attracted much attention and debate over a number of years. The focus of examination is inequality of opportunity between the genders and the impact this has on organizations, individual men and women, and society as a whole. It is undoubtedly the case that progress has been made with women participating in organizational life in greater numbers and at more senior levels than has been historically the case, challenging notions that senior and/or influential organizational and political roles remain a masculine domain. The Oxford Handbook of Gender in Organizations is a comprehensive analysis of thinking and research on gender in organizations with original contributions from key international scholars in the field. The Handbook comprises four sections. The first looks at the theoretical roots and potential for theoretical development in respect of the topic of gender in organizations. The second section focuses on leadership and management and the gender issues arising in this field; contributors review the extensive literature and reflect on progress made as well as commenting on hurdles yet to be overcome. The third section considers the gendered nature of careers. Here the focus is on querying traditional approaches to career, surfacing embedded assumptions within traditional approaches, and assessing potential for alternative patterns to evolve, taking into account the nature of women's lives and the changing nature of organizations. In its final section the Handbook examines masculinity in organizations to assess the diversity of masculinities evident within organizations and the challenges posed to those outside the norm. In bringing together a broad range of research and thinking on gender in organizations across a number of disciplines, sub-disciplines, and conceptual perspectives, the Handbook provides a comprehensive view of both contemporary thinking and future research directions.

Social Media at Work

Author: Arthur L. Jue
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470553787
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The definitive guide for using social media to build more effective organizations Today's networking technologies-wikis, blogs, and social networking sites-are changing how we build professional relationships and work collaboratively. In this insightful book, three organizational development experts from Oracle Corporation offer executives down-to-earth strategies for leveraging the power of social media to build more effective and agile organizations, engage employees, and sustain competitiveness. Offers practical advice for using social media (wikis, blogs, and social networking sites) to increase organizational effectiveness Presents proven recommendations for building teams, accelerating learning, and fostering innovation by adopting social networking tools Shows how to tap into the power of social networks to improve organizational performance Demonstrates how social media will help organizations thrive for years to come by drawing on case studies from companies like Intel, Cisco, Nokia, and others

Part Time on the Tenure Track

Author: Joan M. Herbers
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118996259
Format: PDF, Docs
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The case for a flexible work schedule for faculty has beenrepeatedly made, with one policy recommendation being part-timepositions for tenure-track/tenured faculty (PTTT). Despite some ofthe benefits of this approach for both faculty and institutions,the PTTT concept is the least implemented policy for facultyflexibility and is poorly understood. This report offers the firstcomprehensive treatment of PTTT, suggesting that this mode offlexibility enhances recruitment, retention, and engagement offaculty, while offering value-added productivity, planningpotential, and faculty loyalty for the institution. Herbers provides data that explore how a PTTT policy can lead tofaculty success and satisfaction across the lifespan of a career,and likewise offers analogies and examples of well-establishedpractices that administrators across institution types can adapt tocreate their own policies. Administrators and faculty will find theauthor’s policy recommendations, best practices, andsolutions to common challenges to be a roadmap for stimulatingchange in their institutions. This is the 5th issue of the 40th volume of the Jossey-Bass seriesASHE Higher Education Report. Each monograph is the definitiveanalysis of a tough higher education issue, based on thoroughresearch of pertinent literature and institutional experiences.Topics are identified by a national survey. Noted practitioners andscholars are then commissioned to write the reports, with expertsproviding critical reviews of each manuscript beforepublication.

Career Directions The Path to Your Ideal Career

Author: Donna Yena
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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Career Directions: The Path to Your Ideal Career, provides diverse job seekers with the essential resources and techniques to develop a career plan, conduct a successful job search, and succeed in a diverse workplace. Whether your students are seeking an internship or co-op job, first position after graduation, or a career transition, Career Directions will prepare students to stand out in the changing workplace! Students in career schools, colleges, community colleges, and universities can all benefit from using this book in career development courses and career workshops. Career Directions can also be used independently for those who want to direct their own career planning and job search efforts. With over 30 years of experience in career development and human resources, Donna Yena brings a practitioner’s perspective to Career Directions. Her experience as Vice President of Career Development and Alumni Relations at Johnson & Wales University, along with her background as a manager, instructor, and curriculum designer, contribute to the advice and techniques offered in this text. More than just a text on job searches and career planning, Career Directions provides instruction and resource materials that will help you find your internship or co-op job, first position after graduation, or guide you through a career transition.